Fairy Inspired Poetry

if-you-see-a-fairy-ring.jpgThe last week has been a tad crazy, what with family visits, Laurel’s 5th birthday, and yesterday’s (rocky) first day of kindergarten, but the generosity of Laurel’s loved ones has not escaped me. Over the next few days I’ll share some of her favorite birthday gifts; the first being If You See a Fairy Ring: A Rich Treasury of Classic Fairy Poems. Gifted by Jon’s aunt and uncle, this book includes an accessible collection of fairy inspired poetry, all set against lovely watercolor illustrations. And perfect for parents weary of pop-up books whose features easily tear, this book creates magical fairy scene changes seamlessly and rip-free via shuttered picture windows hinged to the turn of a page.
It’s been a long time since I’ve read poetry aloud, and Laurel and I adored it. The relaxing prose was perfect for bedtime and reconnecting after a challenging day.