Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The ABC Field Guide To Faeries by Susanne Alexander -Heaton ~review

  • Paperback: 58 pages
  • Publisher: Motivated by Nature (September 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098130480X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981304809

September 25, 2009
The ABC Field Guide to Faeries has inspiring reminders of respect for ourselves, each other and the environment. This lavishly illustrated book has lilting rhymes that contain a great deal of wisdom for the reader. It won the 2011 USA Best Book Award for Inspirational Poetry.  It was also an Award Winning finalist in the 2011 Global e-book Awards as well as the International Book Awards.  It was nominated for the Alberta 2010 Best Book of the Year Award for Children and also obtained a Bronze Medal in the Summit Awards for its cover.

My take on this book:
I am often drawn to a book by it's cover and the beautiful cover of "The ABC Field Guide To Faeries" immediately pulled me into this story, but it was the wonderful message of preserving our environment that made this book one that I have been recommending to friends and family alike, whether they have children or not.

What child's imagination isn't captured by faeries, and Susanne Alexander -Heaton takes each letter of the alphabet and introduces us to a faery whose  name begins with that letter of the alphabet. Each faery has a positive message associated with who they are.The messages will encourage and remind just how important respecting nature really is.

Beautiful artwork paired together with rhyming prose allows this book  to flow very well. I read this book on my Kindle Fire and was just stunned at the beauty of each page. A book that certainly put a smile on my face and I believe that it will do the same with any reader. A great book to not only introduce your child to the alphabet but perfect for teaching them how to take care of the planet around them.

While I think this book is perfect for children I think young and old alike will enjoy it. I think this book would also make a wonderful,but thoughtful gift. 

Reviewed for Readersfavorite.com


  1. Thanks for this amazing review Brenda. I greatly appreciate your kind words. ;) In gratitude, Susanne Alexander-Heaton

  2. I'll have to get this one and read it then pass it on to my granddaughter.


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