Book Review: Fairies at Bedtime: Tales of Inspiration and Delight for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Comfort and Enlighten


Fairies at Bedtime: Tales of Inspiration and Delight for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Comfort and Enlighten, written by Karen Wallace and Lou Kuenzler, is a collection of twenty stories with mystical characters intended to teach your child about respecting the world and people around them. The stories are short and very simple, including some instruction for meditation.

Fairies at Bedtime begins with some background of fairies and the legends that surround them all over the world. The short stories are very short, and simple, with clear moral instruction. There are stories about respecting the natural world, being kind to others, not making promises you cannot keep, and other important lessons.  There are some small illustrations, but no enough to keep some young readers happy, but the stories are so simple that older children might become bored.

Fairies at Bedtime would work for short bedtime stories, or as an aid in teaching a young child about mediation or a particular lesson that they might need to learn. It would work best with the 4 to 7 crowd, but I think the combination of easy text and lack of significant illustrations makes this a book that is too young for some and too easy to lose interest in for others.
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