Ten minutes to bed little fairy by Rhiannon Fielding and Chris Chatterton

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The Ten minutes to bed series is very popular, and the latest in the series, Ten minutes to bed little fairy is sure to captivate little children and send them off to bed in ten minutes. Poppy is a little fairy who has very small wings that make it hard for her to fly high. She flies low to the ground, then onto a flower and finally when it is only  a few minutes to bed her confidence grows and she can fly into the night sky. Then she spies a little gnome who is lost and can light his way home, just before the ten minutes to bed is over.

This series is very appealing. The rhymes make it an enjoyable read aloud and the idea of ten minutes before it is time to get into bed is one that parents could enjoy. It is good to see that Poppy grows in confidence and begins to challenge herself as she flies and the fact that she can help the gnome find his way home is joyful.

The illustrations are bright and cheerful and have lots of minute details that children can find. There are tiny fairies on mushrooms, frogs in a pond and a ladybird and bees to find on many pages. Spiders lurk amongst the leaves and Poppy’s happy expressions as she flies higher are lovely to follow.

The Ten minutes to bed series, including Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn, Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Mermaid, Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Monster and
Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Dinosaur make great bedtime stories for young children.

Themes: Bedtime, Fairies.

Pat Pledger