The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart by Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton

very fairy princess follows her heart

The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart
by Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton
Little, Brown and Company, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-316-18559-2
FORMAT: Picture Book
AGES: Preschool, Elementary School
THEME: Valentine’s Day!
3.5 Stars

I like the “Very Fairy Princess”, she makes me happy. So, of course getting a copy of this Valentine’s Day edition was worthy of a good squeal and giggle. Gerry is still the “Very Fairy Princess”. And it is time for her to make Valentine’s Day cards. After she makes them, she borrows a folder from her dad so that they won’t get ruined. The next morning she hurries to dress in all her heart clothing. Then she rushes to school, only to find out that she grabbed her dad’s work folder instead of the folder with her Valentines in them. What will she do?!? In typical Gerry-style she figures it out. She ends up “telling” her valentine’s to the class instead of giving them a paper one. And then her dad comes to drop off the folders and the day is saved for a second time.

I liked how even though something as catastrophic as forgetting your valentines for the class Valentine’s Day party happened, Gerry figured out a way to still make everyone understand just what it was she wanted to tell them in with the valentines. I liked how the class responded positively to something that could have made them mad and upset. And I like the amount of hearts, sparkles, wings, and pink that went along with Gerry’s outfit. This is the perfect book for a young fairy or princess reader who loves the subject of…well…love and Valentine’s Day.

What to do after reading this book:
Make Valentine’s Day cards.
“Tell” a valentine to everyone in the room.
Have a Valentine’s Day outfit parade.
Make a Valentine’s Day treat.
Make up a Valentine’s Day poem/song.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *