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PRAISE FOR THE MAGICAL WORLD OF FLOWER FAIRIES



Mystical and Magical: This ebook is mystical, magical and makes the flower fairies come alive. As I read this book I thought the flower fairy was going to come off the page and visit me. The illustrations are very colorful and real like. Mays has a way of transporting you into this make-believe world and you'd love to stay all day. Even if you aren't a child if you love flowers and fairies I believe you'll love Buddy Mays' book The Magical World of Flower Fairies. Sad to say this book is only available in e-book form. I'm still not sold totally on ebooks as I love the feel of a book and turning the pages. This would be a nice one to just leave lay on the coffee table for when those little ones come to visit the illustrations are very nice. This book is listed on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble NOOK, and Smashwords. You may visit the author's web site for more details. ---— For The Love Of Books


When a caterpillar laughs out loud:Summary: Did you know that every time a caterpillar laughs out loud, a flower fairy is born? Or that Butterfly Tag is a favorite flower fairy game? Or that flower fairies are all girls because if there were boy flower fairies, they would always be sweaty and muddy and stinky and have worms in their pockets, and nobody would like that! Most people don't realize it, but these tiny magical creatures-the most common of all fairies-inhabit many well-tended flower gardens-possibly even yours. In this delightful, beautifully-illustrated children's book, fairy expert, author, and prize-winning photographer Buddy Mays, provides young and old readers with secrets to successful flower fairy watching. My Thoughts: This is a very cute book. My assistant reviewer (my daughter) absolutely loved this book. We were both drawn to the book because of the intriguing cover. My favorite part is the beautiful and well thought out photography on every page. It is refreshing to see kind and generous qualities being encouraged. The tips on how to seek out flower fairies will keep a child busy for hours. Jessie wants to start a flower garden so that the flower fairies will move in. This will also make a cute personalized book. A child will love having their picture placed throughout the book. This is available as an e-book at a great price. --- WantedReaders Book Blog


The Magical World of Childhood: There are two types of children's stories that belong to the realm of the supranatural--those that are human based but are set in a magical setting (like "The Tailor that Slew Seven With One Blow") and those that simply celebrate the joys of children who may not yet be able to differentiate between the worlds of human reality and the worlds of proto-human pantheons. In THE MAGICAL WORLD OF FLOWER FAIRIES, Buddy Mays in a brief twenty-four pages creates a micro-world slice of this latter type. What I found fascinating was Mays' combination of the pictorially visual with the graphically visual. Each page has a two part division with the top detailing a paragraph that connects one slice of what Mays terms the Magical World of Flower Fairies with an entrancing picture (probably computer enhanced) that in their collective brevity induces youthful readers (probably in lower middle school range) to explore the microverse that exists right outside their homes as gardens and parks. These fairies are delightful sprites that in their daily existence exhort children to see in the realm of nature an affirmation of their own inner goodness. Flower fairies are simultaneously there and not there, and it is only the power of the belief of a child can they be seen. What children take away from THE MAGICAL WORLD OF FLOWER FAIRIES is the sense that though the realm of the fantastic may occupy a different plane of human existence, that realm is still close enough to our own that children are exhorted to learn that tolerance for an otherworldly Other is just as needed in the former as the other. Finally, Mays' book is brief enough for a child to finish in one setting yet sufficiently artful that multiple readings will ensue. This book, then, can be seen as a bridge between the worlds of Grimm and Anderson and the soon to arrive literary worlds of Nancy Drew and Tom Swift. – Martin Asiner


Children will like this fun book:This is a delightful fun twenty-four page book for children by a prize-winning photographer about fairies, who they are, what they do, and what children should know about them. The book is filled with colorful photographs of cute young girls dressed in flowers who are fairies, many pictures of flowers, a dragon fly, and a bird, among others. The clever descriptions begin with: "Every time a caterpillar laughs out loud, a flower fairy is born." We read about the games fairies play, such as "Butterfly Tag" and "Hide from the Bigs." "Bigs" are adult humans, while "Little Bigs" are children. We also read how fairies don't like cats and how children should treat fairies. In short, children will like this book, as they enjoy other books about fairies, and will find the pictures fun. ”—Israel Drazin


A delightul and colorful book that will entertain children:“Flower fairies are dynamically linked to caterpillars, when a caterpillar laughs, a flower fairy is born and when a caterpillar cries, then somewhere in the world a flower fairy passes out of the world. Flower fairies are shy around the Bigs, their name for adult humans. Flower fairies are very small, so that if you do not get a good look at them, it would be easy to mistake them for a large dragonfly. All flower fairies are female, for if they were males they would be dirty, sweaty and no doubt have living creatures in their pockets. Flower fairies love the sweet nectar from flowers, so they spend a great deal of time making sure that the flowers stay happy and productive. Flower fairies also love to dress in very bright colors, they use items such as flower petals to make their clothing. Flower fairies are friends with all of the creatures of the garden, one of their favorite things to do is to play games of tag with butterflies. If you hear a soft noise while you are in a flower garden, the chances are very good that it is a collection of flower fairies gossiping among themselves. Children love non-threatening stories about magical creatures that are fun to be around, even if you cannot interact with them. This story is colorfully illustrated and a child dressed as a flower fairy appears in nearly all of the images, allowing the child to mentally relate themselves to the flower fairy. It is a nice story that will entertain all young readers. ”—Charles Ashbacher


The Magical World of Flower Fairies is a charming story that encourages children to use their imagination Flower Fairies are magical creatures that are really hard to see. They like to hide from the Bigs (or grown ups), play with the butterflies, are very fashionable and live in tiny houses made of tiny little Thinga-Ma-Jiggies. They love nectar and love to gossip. Flower Faires are gentle, polite creatures, so no bad manners when they’re around. Both parents and children will love this book. The author, Buddy Mays is an award-winning photographer, and the bright, colorful pictures are absolutely stunning. My 3-year old was enchanted by the entire book. The story encouraged him to ask questions, and he loved pointing out the ‘fairies’ in the pictures. He easily understood the story and every page brought out different questions or comments. I love it when a book can grab his attention like that. I would definitely recommend this book for young kids. This would be a book that could be read for several years. Toddlers would enjoy the beautiful pictures, and pre-school and school age children would enjoy hearing the story over and over again. --- THE KIDS KONNECTION


Did you know that every time a caterpillar laughs out loud, a flower fairy is born? Or that Butterfly Tag is a favorite flower fairy game? Or that flower fairies are all girls because if there were boy flower fairies, they would always be sweaty and muddy and stinky and have worms in their pockets, and nobody would like that! Most people don’t realize it, but these tiny magical creatures—the most common of all fairies—inhabit many well-tended flower gardens—possibly even yours. In this delightful, beautifully-illustrated children’s book, fairy expert, author, and prize-winning photographer Buddy Mays, provides young and old readers with secrets to successful flower fairy watching.... My Review: This endearing picture story is a fun, enjoyable way to relay more lessons to children. It inspires the imagination in the fantastical especially in flower fairies, who are playful, manner minded creatures. Children and grown up alike will like this quick, easy read. For younger children the pictures will definitely draw their interest in. It is a wonderful story.---Tiffany Reads



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