The fairy princess has invited Mikka and her friends to her party but what gift shall they bring for her? After some consideration, Mikka and her friends decide to create a poem for the fairy princess and need to find the perfect rhymes for their poem. Their journey through the world of Mikka’s imagination leads them to consult the Wise Scarecrow and learn more about the importance of teamwork.
I loved the seamless transition from the “real world” where Mikka reads the letter to her friends on the farm, into the world of her imagination. It isn’t until towards the end of the book that the reader is recalled back to reality as Mikka is called in for her lunch and her imaginary world fades away.
Whilst I enjoyed reading this book to the girls, and they both loved the gorgeous illustrations, it was a little wordy for them to keep their attention focused right to the end of the story when reading it in one go. Jessica almost managed it but became restless and fidgety a couple of pages before the end. At only just four, she doesn’t quite have the attention span needed to cope with the length just yet.
Overall this is a lovely book and one which I think my girls will enjoy very much when they are a little bit older, especially as they both love fairies and princess. I have a signed copy of the book to give away to one of my lucky readers and you can enter by filling in the Gleam form below. The competition is open to UK entrants and ends on 31st October 2015 at 11.59PM. Good luck!