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Oct 19 2017

Even fairies fart by Jennifer Stinson

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Ill. by Rebecca Ashdown. HarperCollins, 2017. ISBN 9780062436238
(Age: 2-5) Even fairies fart by Jennifer Stinson is a gorgeous picture book that will make children laugh out loud and also assist in beginning conversations about making mistakes.
The book follows a fairly easy rhyme, which engages both the listener and the reader. My 3 year old daughter particularly loved this book and after only reading it to her twice she is able to predict the ending rhyme and join in with 'reading'. The pictures are whimsical and feature many characters from familiar nursery rhymes such as princesses, giants and of course fairies.
I really liked how this picture book made small mistakes such as dropping food, toileting accidents or getting cranky normal and that no matter who you are (or what character you play in a story), you do them too and that they are not something to worry about. Plus the inclusion of the word 'fart' is generally a winner in my household!
This story would be great to use with children from 2.5 to 5 years old as this is the often the age when they are striving for independence, learning many new things but also making some mistakes along the way. It could be incorporated into a nursery rhyme theme to extend the characters and their place in literature.
An easy read that will appeal to all those young (and not so young) children who think farts are funny!
Lauren Fountain

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