Picture Book Review: Christmas Fairies for Ouma

Christmas Fairies for Ouma by Lindsey McDivitt

Christmas Fairies for Ouma
by Lindsey McDivitt (Goodreads Author), Katarzyna Bukiert (Illustrations)

4 out of 5 stars

A little girl draws fairies on a postcard and mails it to her grandmother in Cape Town, South Africa. But without an address, with no proper name, and with no stamps, how will the postcard ever reach her Ouma? The Christmas fairies that are sketched onto the postcard charm the postal workers and they send it on to the next postal station until it finally arrives in Cape Town. The wind blows the postcard down the street and right into the hands of Ouma!

This is such a cute story! I love that it is based on a true story. It’s so full of Christmas magic! It’s really interesting to see all the different stops where the postcard could have been thrown away, but the postal workers decide to generously send it along to its destination even without stamps.

I don’t really care for the art style. It’s kind of unpolished and weird-looking. The pages don’t seem to have a cohesive design, and the facial expressions of the fairies creep me out.

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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