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Feb 28 2012

Little colour fairies by Mara Van Fleet

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Simon and Schuster, 2012. ISBN 9780857075079.
(Age 4-6) A touch and feel book with tabs to pull, Little colour fairies is sure to be a hit with young girls who love pink, glitter and fairies.
Little fairies wearing a range of colours, red, blue, green, brown, orange violet, pink, yellow, black and white and silver come along to the palace to help dress the little princess for the Royal Rainbow Ball. Each group of fairies is dressed in glittery gowns with wings to match and they have lots of fun dressing the princess. The illustrations are cute, with the fairies drawn to look like little girls.
The combination of touch and feel elements in the book and the use of colour will give young children the opportunity to learn what things feel like, while also reinforcing what different colours look like. There are delightful sparkly red shoes, and soft green velvet, silky brown hair, and pink satin to feel, as well as tabs and pop-ups to delight the reader. The book ends with the princess making her debut at the ball, and children will have the opportunity to look at her dressed up and pick out the different colours.
Pat Pledger

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