Faith meets a mother fox and her young cubs who can’t get to sleep, an elf father whose children can’t get to sleep, and the sandman who is filling sacks with magic dust to help children everywhere get to sleep. Finally the little fairy meets a moth fairy prince who takes her to the source of the night’s magic—a wonderful midsummer night’s party—where she dances until she is so tired that she finally falls asleep.
This magical, dreamlike tale makes perfect bedtime reading.
“Little Fairy Can't Sleep is a lovely, dreamy, fairy story perfect for bedtime reading.... Magical, mysterious paintings in tones of deep blue, gold, silver, and lavender make every page tingle with delight.... The author has written six or more other titles about fairies and elves and merfolk, all as enchanting to young children as Little Fairy Can't Sleep.” —Midwest Book Review
“The brief, simple plot is clearly developed and offers a satisfying conclusion. Soft watercolors depict the fairy’s quest to find magic in the air, and they impart a dreamlike quality. The double-page illustrations suggest an enchanted world that is sure to appeal to readers.” —School Library Journal Review, Feb. 2012
“The double-page spreads brim with flowers and wildlife. The only light comes from the moon and the stars. The flowers and grasses seem to sparkle with a dusting of color. Little girls will love hearing this story before bedtime. They will fall asleep thinking of new friendships and magical adventures. Drescher’s books...encourage imaginations to grow.” —Curled Up with a Good Kids Book— ∞
Daniela Drescher was born in Munich and trained in art therapy. She is the author and illustrator of more than twenty books for children, which are now available in several languages. Her best known books include In the Land of Fairies, In the Land of Elves, In the Land of Merfolk, What's Hiding in There?,the Little Fairy stories, and the Pippa and Pelle stories (all Floris Books).