Little Fairy Can't Sleep by Daniela Drescher


Little Fairy Can't Sleep by Daniela Drescher

Faith, the little fairy, can't get to sleep. It's a lovely summer's night and magic is in the air, so she flies off to see who else is still awake. Faith meets a mother fox and her young cubs, who can't get to sleep, an elf father whose children can't get to sleep, and the sandman who is filling sacks with magic dust to help children everywhere get to sleep. Finally the little fairy meets a moth-fairy prince who takes her to the source of the night's magic - a wonderful Midsummer Night's party - where she dances until she is so tired that she finally falls asleep. This magical, dreamlike tale makes perfect bedtime reading.


'It's a beautiful hardback book with wonderful watercolour illustrations ... I loved the soft night colours of the flowers: dasies, honeysuckle and pink and white bindweed. This is a magic book of fairies and elves, a wonderful midsummer night story.' --Juno 'Quite simply the most enchanting tale for bedtime.'

'Little Fairy Can't Sleep is a lovely, dreamy, fairy story perfect for bedtime reading ... Magical, mysterious paintings in tones of deep blue, gold, silver, and lavender make every page tingle with delight ... The author has written six or more other titles about fairies and elves and merfolk, all as enchanting to young children as Little Fairy Can't Sleep.'

'The brief, simple plot is clearly developed and offers a satisfying conclusion. Soft watercolors depict the fairy's quest to find magic in the air, and they impart a dreamlike quality. The double-page illustrations suggest an enchanted world that is sure to appeal to readers.'

'The double-page spreads brim with flowers and wildlife. The only light comes from the moon and the stars. The flowers and grasses seem to sparkle with a dusting of color.Little girls will love hearing this story before bedtime. They will fall asleep thinking of new friendships and magical adventures. Drescher's books ... encourage imaginations to grow.'

About the Author

Daniela Drescher was born in Munich and trained in art therapy. She has worked with children for several years and is an illustrator for a parenting magazine. She has written and illustrated many picture books, which are bestsellers in Germany, including, In the Land of Fairies, In the Land of Elves, In the Land of Merfolk, The Elves' Big Adventure, What's Hiding in There?, Merlina and the Magic Spell, Little Fairy's Christmas and Lily the Little Princess (all Floris Books).

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

22nd September 2011



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