I love when I find positive media for children and have the opportunity to share it. Author and illustrator Angela Sage Larsen asked if I would review her books series featuring Petalwink, a big hearted, creative, and kind fairy. Her timing was perfect, as we had just been discussing positive characters for girls, and moms were looking for fairy stories that were not of the Disney persuasion or hyper-sexualized.
The Petalwink books arrived at the house and I instantly loved the whimsical, washed water color artwork inside. It was beautiful, and both of my kids were drawn to the colors and smiling faces. The books read like a poem with musical lyrics, and are perfect for children ages 3-10 years old. Petalwink and her friends, both boy and girl fairies, learn important lessons on their adventures in Newman Forest.
This books series is a wonderful way for families to explore an imaginary fairy world and be assured the whimsical stories and characters are perfectly appropriate for young children.
There are four books from the series in print, and the lessons learned cover: making new friends, helping in a time of need, finding inner strength, the importance of truthfulness and respect, and giving from the heart.
The Petalwink website is fun and interactive, and also offers cute merchandise for the kiddos who love these books. Angela just shared some exicting news with me the other day — the Petalwink stories are about to become a touring stage production for 2013-2014!
I have a hardback copy of “Petalwink Learns to Fly” that I’d love to give away to one of our Pigtail Pal & Ballcap Buddy families. Leave a comment here as to why your family would enjoy these stories, and Angela and I will pick a winner at 9pm on Friday June 1.