The Only Lonely Fairy

(Author) (Illustrator)
Product Details
$18.95  $17.62
Pajama Press
Publish Date
8.3 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Lana Button is an early childhood educator and a
children's author, educator, and entertainer who is passionate about supporting
and encouraging children through entertainment. Lana began writing following a
career in television and theatre. Her books, including Willow Finds a Way,
have been shortlisted for the Blue Spruce Award, The Shining Willow Award, the
Jean Throop IODE Award, the Rainforest of Reading Award, and more. Her most
recent book is Percy's Perfect Friend. Lana lives in Burlington,
Ontario.Peggy Collins is an
award-winning children's book author-illustrator with more than 35 titles to
her name, including Blue Spruce Award-winner Harley the Hero, In the Snow, and
In the Garden. A Sky-Blue Bench was an ALA Schneider Family Book Award Honor Book. She has also written and illustrated for animated apps teaching math,
indigenous history, and education. Peggy lives in Newburgh, Ontario, with her
two children.

Praise for The Only Lonely Fairy

49th Shelf Spring 2024 "Most Anticipated Books for Young Readers" Selection

"Teachers will find this brightly illustrated book to be a very useful tool for assuaging hurt feelings, discouraging exclusive friend groups, and guiding children to recognize options in tough social situations....An excellent resource for social-emotional learning that will be a welcome addition, particularly for classroom and school libraries."--School Library Journal

"Making friends in the early grades, even getting someone to play with you for a little while, can be a thorny business....Button, an early childhood educator, shows the problem--and solution--in this book that can be read as a springboard for discussion....The cheerful digital illustrations play up the ironic humor beautifully....A nice resolution comes with Allie picking up Leah's discarded wings and saying yes to her invitation. An author's note gives tips on how adults can help kids make friends."--Booklist

"Bright artwork, dominated by pastels, shows a diverse classroom. Leah and her friends are generally presented against a plain white background, making this a good read-aloud choice. Clearly capturing the children's emotions, the illustrations can help start conversations about whether Leah's actions are helping or hurting her chances of making a new friend and about what Allie is feeling as she watches....A simple story that will sprinkle fairy dust on budding preschool friendships."--Kirkus Reviews

"Children will enjoy having The Only Lonely Fairy read to them and will learn some very important tips for a very important skill--how to make a friend."--CM Magazine

"It's easy to feel overwhelmed in a class full of students, so it's nice to show them they aren't alone in the endeavors to find friendship....I would recommend this to school age children who are nervous about making friends. This can show them that sometimes you have to look at everyone before finding that person instead of giving up."--YA Books Central