Evie and the Strawberry Balloon Ride ( Evie the Strawberry Fairy #2 ) by Stefanie Dahle

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Evie is a determined, ingenious and bright little Strawberry Fairy who lives in an old teapot. Join Evie and her friends, the flower fairies and creatures of Wildberry Acres, on their magical adventures in this second book in the Evie the Strawberry Fairy series.

Evie is determined to win first prize at the Strawberry Fair with her amazing hot-air balloon! But on the way to the competition the creatures of Wildberry Acres need her help. What is most important to Evie: winning or helping others?

Through Evie's adventures young readers will learn about the natural world - how plants grow and how all living things are connected. This is a story about creativity, putting others first and helping out. Stefanie Dahle's illustrations are charming, detailed and full of character and fun.

 

'This book is beautiful inside and out. That's the first thing a reader will notice. The artwork is incredible. It mixes an adorable style with one that's more artistic and what you get are images you'll want to stare at, picking up each part... I appreciate this book so much because Evie has a kind heart. There isn't a bratty bone in her body and it's refreshing to read a story like that with my niece... Perfect for a six-year-old, keeping her attention throughout. This was just a lovely book that is sure to become a favorite with kids.'
- Michelle Lynn, YA Book Central

'A great story about the importance of helping others... I would describe the illustrations in this book as sweet and precious. Stefanie Dahle does a wonderful job of showing a magical world of woodland fairies and animals... This book is a great tool to help young children understand the importance of helping others.'
- Youth Services Book Review

'I loved this imaginative book! The sweet story and the lovely characters made the whole book adorable! Evie's character is so cute and funny. I fell in love with her right away, and was truly interested in all the ups and downs of her journey to the strawberry fair. She is so good-natured and generous. The artwork is enchanting with soft lines and beautiful colors. I loved all the little details in the background of each scene that add so much depth to the story. Fairy houses, little gardens, flowers, and tiny bugs and magic creatures all dot the landscape in various places, and add to the charm of this magical fairy world. I also love the subtle message that when you are generous with others, you will be rewarded for your kindness This book is absolutely captivating!'
- Books for MKs

'Another charming tale by Dahle... It combines a magical world with teaching children that working together and caring for one another is sometimes more important than personal ambition. The vibrant hand-drawn detailed expressive illustrations are in a mix of pencils, watercolour paint, pastels and gouache making this a very appealing second story about Evie.'
- Outside In World

 

Stefanie Dahle is a bestselling children's author and illustrator. She is well-known in her native Germany, where her books, which include the Evie the Strawberry Fairy series, have sold over half a million copies. She lives in Luneburg Heath in northern Germany.

ages:  3-7

Floris Books

0.4" H x 11.3" L x 8.7" W 

32 pages

hardcover