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It's Not Fairy

by Asquith, Ros.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E ASQ
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  E ASQ
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea ASQUITH ROS
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea ASQUITH ROS

The IT'S NOT FAIRY flaps round all night, sorting out what's wrong or right. But there's so many kids saying it's not fair - she's ranting and raving and tearing her hair. She's shouting, "The very next kids I meet, I'm pretty sure I'm going to EAT!" Billy and Mary say they don't believe in the It's Not Fairy - but that's before she turns up at their house! And it's not only the children she wants to bake into a fairy cake - Mum and Dad come in for their share of blame too. There's nothing for it - the whole family may have to change their ways and be nicer to each other! This is a wonderful, hilarious fantasy starring a very feisty fairy on a mission, which will have the whole family laughing out loud, as well as encouraging discussion about fairness.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Meet Billy and Mary. They are siblings. So, naturally, much of their life is consumed with protests of It's not fair! Sick of it, their parents warn them about the It's Not Fairy, who flies around the globe at night looking to sup on ungrateful kids in a very Shel Silverstein fashion: She gnaws knobbly knees / (with ketchup and peas). / She scoffs boiled head / (with honey, on bread). / She guzzles kids' legs / (with bacon and eggs). After Mom and Dad also get caught complaining about unfairness, Asquith switches over to the curly-fonted Fairy perspective: she'll bake the whole family into a Fairy Cake if they don't put things right by sundown! It's a somewhat schizophrenic book, bopping from one character's point of view to the next and mixing spindly cartoon and multimedia collage with stick-figure art supposedly drawn by Billy and Mary. The throughline gets a bit lost along the way, but the red-faced, foot-stomping emotion always keeps things lively. And it ends with a Fairy Cake recipe? Oh, why not?--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Fairness -- Juvenile fiction.
Fairies -- Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Humorous stories.
Publisher London :Frances Lincoln Children's Books,2013
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 1847802362
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