Wow! Thanks, Styling Librarian, for reviewing my new children’s picture book!
The Legend of Dust Bunnies, a Fairy’s Tale by Michelle R. Eastman, illustrated by Kevin Richter – Picture book
My thoughts: This book reminded me of Frederick by Lio Lionni. I appreciated how there were fairies who didn’t appreciate their fellow fairy’s habit of collecting things. Then they learned to appreciate his habit when he creates something legendary. Appreciated the message for children and adults: you don’t have to fit in to be special, do what interests you.
Classroom connection idea: This could be a fun discussion with children with questions like:
What things do you do to help others?
What do you create on your own?
What is another thing Artie could have done with the things he created?
Have you ever noticed someone who doesn’t fit in with others?
Is there anything you can do to help…
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