Wearing pink and tiptoing through the dewdrops is for wimps! Emmelina would rather play with her friends, the frogs. But can a fairy with an independent streak earn her wings if she goes against the fairy code? Warm, humorous, and with just the right amount of pink (and mud), here’s a book that will capture the hearts of girly-girls and tomboys alike.
This book has a great overarching message that we all have individual talents that we can use to help others and that we’re all needed to make the world a better place! I also appreciated that it showed how even when we’re different or feel like we don’t fit in, we can always contribute in our own way. The story was a little predictable, in my taste, and a little blatant with the lessons.
Amy L. Young grew up just outside Boston, Massachusetts. She was educated at Yale (BA), Indiana University (MFA in painting) and Harvard Law School. She practiced law in Grand Rapids, Michigan for seven years before she realized that she could not live without doing art full time. She has been happily writing and illustrating ever since. Amy has created somewhere around fourteen picture books, including her most recent series, A UNICORN NAMED SPARKLE (Farrar Straus Giroux). Other books include THE MUD FAIRY (Bloomsbury USA), DON’T EAT THE BABY! (Viking), and BELINDA THE BALLERINA (Viking). Amy’s books have been praised by the New York Times, Kirkus Review, School Library Journal, and have also received many honors and awards.