Author: Julia Dweck
Illustrator: Kimberly Soderberg
Visit the magical world of Fairy Trails. Brianna the Ballet Fairy is an enchanting tale that will touch the heart of anyone who has ever had a special dream. Down among the sugarplums are sprites no bigger than your thumbs. Brianna is the smallest sprite who sprinkles sugar through the night. Enter a world of fairies, pixies and dazzling enchantment. Brianna wishes that she could dance with the elite Sugarplum Fairies who prance among the sugarplums. However, she is still too young. Can a pixie help Brianna realize her dream or will she trick Brianna, instead? The story is written in a lyrical rhyme scheme that will captivate young readers. The colorful illustrations capture the creativity and imagination of this poignant tale that encourages readers to believe in themselves and their dreams.
Brianna's dream is to dance before the Fairy Queen. A trickster pixie hears Brianna's wish and gives her cake and a skirt that will supposedly help her dance. All of this is just a nasty trick and Brianna is left even more doubtful than she was before, until she realizes that she doesn't need magic. All she has to do is look within herself to realize that she has the power to make her own dreams come true.
I thought this story was adorable and gives a great message. My daughter also loved it. It reminds children that if they believe in themselves they can accomplish anything they set their little hearts and minds to. Another great story by Julia Dweck. I recommend this for any little girl in your life.
* I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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