Picture Book Review: In the Land of Fairies

In the Land of Fairies by Daniela Drescher

In the Land of Fairies
by Daniela Drescher
3 out of 5 stars

In every season, the fairies have special tasks and parties. In the spring, they greet the new flowers. At Midsummer, they have a dance. In the fall, they help the forest animals to gather food. And in the winter, they wear soft cloaks to keep warm.

The fairies look depressed. Not a single fairy is smiling in this entire book. Most of them are frowning or looking vacantly into the distance. It would be fine if some fairies were smiling and some were frowning, but there is no other expression, no other emotion. There is no variety at all. Every single one of these fairies looks sad and depressed.

I am not a fan of this art style. I like the landscapes and the little animals, but the fairies’ faces look distorted and weird. They don’t even look that delicate or graceful. They are just blobs.

I do like the story and the lovely text. It tells about all the little doings around the forest, as the fairies prepare for winter or celebrate the summer. It’s very simple and sweet. If only the illustrations did it justice.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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