There was once a little girl named the Flower Fairy: a super heroine of a different nature, who loves to help people. Her bright red shoes enable her to fly, she holds an enchanted basket, and her mission is to help anyone in need.
When she comes upon a queen whose castle has been stolen from her by an ogre, she confronts an evil monster who is big, scary, and hungry. He's sure she will fight him - but her weapons are magical flowers and a big heart.
The real value of a superpower lies not in confrontation and battle, but in viewing 'evil' in a new, positive light: one that can change even the monster inside.
What happens next offers young picture book readers of all ages (and their read-aloud parents) a joyful story with an underlying, positive message.
The bright, simple drawings by Francisco X. Mora are presented in a format enhanced by a read-along audio that highlights words as they are spoken. The pages can be set to turn automatically, and professional voice-over actors enhance the compelling story line. The result is a delightful multi-media package that winds a powerful message within a light, fun story of a magical girl who wants to spread goodness through the world through her actions: a message parents will relish in a voice-saving format they will appreciate. The book in this format is available on IBooks. There is a Kindle version with audio, but not highlighted. There is also a hard cover print version on Amazon with a special price if you buy both the print and Kindle version.
The original 'flower fairy' was an American child, Noam, who loved stories involving superheroes who helped others. She was only five when she was killed, along with other family members, in a car accident in Israel - but months before her death she wrote a puppet play, dictated the story to her father and mother, and it was performed before her death at her 5th birthday party. It lives on in this book.
It should also be noted that part of the proceeds of all versions of the book go to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
--Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer
Midwest Book Review