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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Review - The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies by Ammi-Joan Paquette

 The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies

Title: The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies
Series: N/A
Author: Ammi-Joan Paquette
Genre:Children’s Book, Picture Book
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
Received: From NetGalley for review
Release Date: April 2009

What is it About?

A mixed media book of nature photographs and colorful art made into a picture book on how to find fairies.

My Thoughts:

The idea of mixing nature photographs and art is pleasing to the eye.   There are definitely some nice shots especially one of the chipmunk looking like he is smiling.   Although there were some that weren’t so great either.

There is a nice idea going here with the pictures but the words just don’t fit the flow of the images. I wanted to feel more whimsical and magical.  The words just fell a little flat.   If the prose flowed a little better together I think this book would have made a better guide.  I think some of the words have to be reworded to give it more a magical feel.



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