- Posie Pixie And The Copper Kettle
- Posie Pixie And The Lost Matchbox
- Posie Pixie And The Torn Tunic
- Posie Pixie And The Fireworks Party
- Posie Pixie And The Christmas Tree
- Posie Pixie And The Snowstorm
- Posie Pixie And The Pancakes
- Fearne Fairy And The Dandelion Clocks
- Fearne Fairy And The Chocolate Caterpillar
- Fearne Fairy And The Landing Lesson
'Fearne Fairy And The Chocolate Caterpillar' is the 9th enchanting instalment from Sarah Hill's award-winning Whimsy Wood Series for 5-8 year olds.
In this wonderfully whimsical and heart-warming story, the month of April has arrived in Whimsy Wood and Fearne Fairy's about to make a new friend! Not only that, but this new charming character gets himself in a sticky situation and luckily, Fearne comes to his rescue.
I couldn't possibly tell you who Fearne's new friend is, or how she rescues him. You'll just have to read 'Fearne Fairy And The Chocolate Caterpillar' for yourself!
'The usual April showers had arrived in Whimsy Wood and Fearne Fairy, with her brilliant white bindweed umbrella, rainbow raincoat and frog-patterned fairy wellies, was on her way to The Woodland Store. FLITTER-FLUTTER, FLUTTER-FLITTER went Fearne Fairy's tiny wings under her umbrella, as she flew over the clumps of beautiful bluebells and vibrant violets that shimmered in the spring rain.'
Loving Life With Little Ones on www.lovinglifewithlittleones.com wrote:
This Whimsy tale is written in a first and third person narrative. The author quirky and Whimsy writing style gives the reader the feeling the author is" write" there, addressing the reader about Fearne but telling you the story about this little Fairy who has her quirks, and a spot of trouble landing to. As Fairy, Fearne feels she should be able to do it, it should come a bit naturally and is embarrassed to ask for help for the reasons she may be made fun of for it.
What's unique and fun about this story is you see a community of characters from Whimsy Wood pull together to help Fearne but at the same time they learn something from each other. The story does not come off as bing-bang-boom and Voila, lesson taught-lesson learned story, the approach is much more subtle. When you meet Fearne's friend.. it will be a huge highlight in the story! It makes you wonder doesn't it? Trust me it's a character to look out for.
The focus is on the story, the narrative that gets the reader to use their imagination about Fearne as well other characters that show up that you will get to meet if you read the book. It's hard not to enjoy the way the author writes, there are times you can't help but smile even let out a little chuckle.
This series takes a unique approach with using the months of the calendar for its theme, think of what accompanies that month and you will find those little details within every so casually and well blended. It makes you wonder what the rest of the sequence will look and feel like. It's a read I would recommend, it's catchy and fun.
Readers' Favourite, USA wrote:
"I love the way the book is written with playful alliteration, onomatopoeia and as Little 1 called it 'bouncy' language. The style of writing by the talented Sarah Hill literally makes the words jump off the page and the story come to life, the first time we read the story we delayed bedtime by 10 minutes as the girls 'just had to' hear the end of the story.
Just like other books in the series Fearne Fairy and the Chocolate Caterpillar contains a few subtle morals and messages hidden within the tale, such as tidying up, being friendly and helping friends, which I liked.
The illustrations throughout the book are colourful and lovely, each book is set in a different month (This book is set in April) so the flora and fauna changes in the illustrations in each book as the seasons do too. Both girls loved the pictures, studying what was going on in them, working out which bit of the story they were relating to and and they also provided a talking point during the story as we spotted the cute little details."
Gemma Hodgson, English Co-ordinator, Wyberton Primary School, Wyberton, Lincolnshire. wrote:
"The Whimsy Wood folk are timeless characters in the fashion of Potter, Milne and White. In time, The Whimsy Wood Series is likely to find its place in the lexicon of classic children's literature."
"Sarah Hill brings Fearne Fairy and the Whimsy Wood folk to life, in a way that children will relate to. The alliteration and onomatopoeia, combined with an uplifting and heart-warming story, make this a joy to read."