Sunday, July 3, 2016

Bookreview from Oh My Bookness of Fearne Fairy And The Chocolate Caterpillar by Sarah Hill

Fearne Fairy And The Chocolate Caterpillar
By Sarah Hill 

Publisher: Abela Publishing
Publication Date: July 2, 2016
Book Length: 62
ISBN-10: 1910882739
ISBN-13: 978-1910882733

Book Description:

It's April in Whimsy Wood and in Book 9 of the Award Winning Whimsy Wood Series, Fearne Fairy is about to make a new friend! Find out how our new quirky character gets in a sticky situation and how Fearne rescues him, in this 9th chocolatey instalment from the award-winning Whimsy Wood series..

‘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.’ (Press Release-Authoramp)

'Fearne Fairy And The Chocolate Caterpillar’ by Sarah Hill and illustrated by Sarah Mauchline is a series created based and around a  month in the calendar.

This Whimsical-Whimsy fairy tale takes place in….

Yes, April!
“April….Hath Put A Spirit of Youth In Everything.”  William Shakespeare 

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? It’s a character you need to keep a  “leafy” eye 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.

Here is a brief snipet of Fearne Fairy And The Chocolate Caterpillar by Sarah Hill.

 “Fearne is quite different to other fairies that you may have met.
 Whilst she can fly as beautifully as a 
butterfly, she has 
 not yet mastered the 
 art of landing 
 gracefully. When she 
 tries to land, it’s 
 rather like a 
 baby bird falling 
 out of its nest and 
bouncing from one branch to the next, 
before it reaches the ground in a 
crumpled heap! 
Not only does Fearne have this little 
flight problem, shall we say, but she is 
very fond of singing. "Well, what’s wrong with that?" I hear 
you ask. Nothing, of course, as long as 
the singer in question can actually sing! Fearne Fairy has 
a very shrill and 
tuneless singing 
voice, but the 
Whimsy Wood 
folk don’t 
have the 
heart to tell her, because she loves to 
sing so much!”

As you can see from above the way it is written, the narrative is descriptive and so easy to visualize. In company with the illustrations that are not overly complex, simple illustrative design, in a way childlike the look and feel of the characters, now that doesn’t mean the illustrations are done
sloppy or lines and color are array and wonky, no I mean remember when you were little drawing ..the eyes were little dots, squinting were triangle, smiles lines, simplicity in its finer forms. Perfect for a story like this because anything more would take away instead of working together equally with the written word. The illustrations are warm and welcoming with the color palette, friendly and welcoming with character design and backdrop.

A series that 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 ever 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.

 About Author

Sarah Hill is a small animal Vet. She gained her Veterinary Medicine degree at Bristol University in 1999 and worked in practice for 10 years. At that point she had her second daughter and soon after she decided to take a career break. She now writes her children's series, 'Whimsy Wood', at home in Wiltshire with her husband, two daughters, a son, two dogs, two cats and "a partridge in a pear tree”!

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