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Published by Sunday Dinner Publishing on September 6, 2022
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Animals / General, Juvenile Fiction / Diversity & Multicultural
Source: Sunday Dinner Publishing
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We're Off to Find a Fairy! A fabulous, fluttering fairy, wherever can she be?
The first of three titles in the rhyming picture book series, about a curious girl on a hunt to find mythical creatures. Followed by friends and family, the diverse group searches high and low to spot a fabulous, fluttering fairy. In this wonderful adventure, readers will enjoy trying to find the hiding fairy, while meeting magical, endangered wildlife along the way. Will they find her?
Grab your binoculars and imagination as we set off on an adventure; one that teaches us that sometimes the real fun is in the journey.
The picture book, which was acquired at Frankfurt Book Fair, will be released to US/Canada markets Fall 2022.
About the Creator:
Cory Reid is an author, illustrator, and designer. The creative, who has BA Hons Degree in Illustration, has been working in the creative industry for almost 20 years. Reid is passionate about character design and loves creating worlds for them to inhabit. He has several titles published in the UK market and is represented by Kids Corner.
About the Publisher:
Sunday Dinner Publishing (SDP) is an indie publishing company created by educators. Founded over a Sunday Dinner discussion about diversity in the publishing industry, SDP aims to highlight inclusive authentic writing which brings everyone to the table.
We’re Off to Find a Fairy by Cory Reid is a fun children’s book that celebrates diversity, imagination and engagement with nature. The story takes you on a very catchy rhyming adventure as a group of family and friends sets out on a quest to find a fairy.
I had so much fun reading this aloud with my kids which span from prek to 3rd grade. They each took a little bit of a different focus towards it but that made it fun for us to read together. While one child was busy trying to find the fairy, another was learning about the bugs and animals. Everyone wanted to play hide and seek afterwards!
The illustrations in We’re Off to Find a Fairy are beautiful and whimsical. I’m so happy that the fairy is Black because that is such a rare representation that Black and Brown children often get excluded from. Also a child who is in a wheelchair is participating in the adventure and I love that!
A few of my favorite things:
- Love the representation of having a Black fairy!!!!! Woohoo!
- The search group has lots of diversity with multiracial representation
- The many possibilities for interaction with the text through looking for the fairy, learning about nature and repeating the rhyme in a read-aloud format
Here are some interactive activities that you can do with the book:
- Play hide and seek
- Go on a hunt for something you would find in nature and prepare for it by doing research and creating a visual sketch with notes first.
- Go on a nature walk with a sketchbook and look for bugs and creatures to draw
- Host your own fairy search with your school or neighborhood
Learn more about independent publisher, Sunday Dinner Publishing.