Fairies are always intriguing to children, and sometimes it is fun to think about fairies who might be residing close by to help with all kinds of activities. Fairies are always part of nature, and children also enjoy the idea that fairies can be all around in natural surroundings. Flowers, butterflies, and gardens are all a part of nature that fairies can be present in.
Chris Young, a notable children’s author, has taken his own love of nature, dogs, and fairies to create a magical, interactive e-book that will inspire children to look for fairies in their own backyard. “Is That A Fairy” is a delightful story about a boy and his dog who have a great wish to meet a real fairy. Chris uses his own garden as the setting for his story, and Ben, along with his dog Daisy, go on an adventure in their own backyard in search of fairies. “Is That A Fairy”, which is currently available as an interactive e-book for ipads, allows children to read along and interact with the characters and their adventures. Ben and Daisy want to create a safe home for his friends by cleaning up litter and hope to encounter fairies in the garden. Children are able to participate in the adventures and are even able to change the story in creative ways. The interaction with characters allows children to participate in the search for fairies. The fairies are hidden throughout the book in surprising locations. Ben and Daisy go through the garden to pick up litter, water the plants, and plant an acorn to grow an oak tree.
Chris Young shared some of his thoughts about what he likes best about his new book, and his reasons for creating an interactive e-book for children. His favorite thing about “Is That A Fairy” is that his own dog is a main character. When children press an image of Daisy, the bark is from Chris’s beloved dog. The real chimes and bird sounds from the book are also from his own garden. He credits Myke Dodge Weiskopf for the great recordings that create the real sounds. The fact that the fairies are multicultural in their appearance is also a favorite part of his book. Chris credits the talent of Michael Fleming for creating fun, multicultural fairies on every page.
Chris also described his interest in nature and the magic that he finds in nature. Fairies are magical creatures that can remind us that magic in nature is all around us, and he hopes that his creative e-book will inspire children to explore their backyards and playgrounds for everything that nature has to offer.
“Is That A Fairy” is available for iPad on Itunes for $2.29. Chris is excited to offer this interactive book on itunes because interactive books engage young children in a reading experience, and young children will be able to explore gardening and nature along with a fun story about fairies. He hopes that his creative e-book will inspire children to get outside and explore the magic found in their environment. The book is recommended for all ages.
You may access this delightful e-book at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/is-that-a-fairy-interactive/id960962830?…