Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Fart Fairy-Book Review

The Fart Fairy

By: Bobbie Hinman

Illustrations by: Mark Wayne Adams

Published by: Best Fairy Books, 2010

ISBN: 978-0-9786791-4-9

Ages: 4 to 8

5 stars

Reviewed by: Stories for Children Magazine editor-in-chief, VS Grenier

Talk about an original idea for a book or series of books for that matter. Finding a children’s picture book that is different from all the others can be hard sometimes. Bobbie Hinman has found her niche with her premise, “Who better to blame it on than a fairy.”

Bobbie Hinman has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and is the author and co-author of seven successful cookbooks. With her experience as an elementary teacher, along with the joys of reading to her ten grandchildren, Bobbie has turned her attention to the world of children’s literature and boy are we happy.

The fart fairy is the fourth book in her Best Fairy Book series. This little mischievous fairy is whom children can blame for the embarrassing sounds and odors of everyday life. As children and parents read this fun picture book with very vivid and wonderfully done illustrations, they will learn where this little boy fairy likes to hide. The story is easy enough to read for beginning readers. Written in simple verse, parents won’t mind being asked to, “Read it again . . . please,” from those big eyed little ones. Humorous and fun, even boys will enjoy this fairy book.

This book includes an audio CD of the story, narrated by the author, and its own original fairy song. You can find the words to sing along at the end of the book.

Bobbie Hinman’s fairy books have been awarded:

Mom’s Choice Gold Medal Award

Indie Excellence Gold Medal Award

Independent Publisher Book Award

Indie Nest List Children’s Pick

Moonbeam Children’s Book Award

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