Backyard Fairies follows a young girl determined to find proof of the fairies she swears live in her backyard. It's the lush illustrations that bring this simple tale to life. Wahl's sweet-faced fairies come in an infinite number of colors, shapes, and sizes; it's wonderful to see so many skin colors and body types represented on each page! There is much fun to be had finding the hidden fairies on each page, and seeing the lush, charming home that has been created for them. Backyard Fairies reminds us that magic is all around us, even if we can't see it.
Fairies are real, and they're all around us! Award-winning author-illustrator Phoebe Wahl offers a fanciful and beautifully illustrated peek into the hidden world of fairies, sprites, and other magical creatures. A girl searches for fairies in her backyard and the woods beyond, following little clues and traces of magic. Fairies and other magical creatures can be found on every page, hidden among the flowers, trees and pebbles. But although readers can see them, the girl keeps searching, just one step behind... In the end, it is clear (both to the girl and readers) that there is magic all around, even when it's hidden in plain sight. Phoebe Wahl takes us deep into the world of fairies, and her vibrant, multi-textured woodland scenes are every bit as enchanting as the creatures therein. A gorgeously illustrated paean to imagination and the natural world. "Delightful . . . This gently magical outing will appeal not only to longtime lovers of European folklore, but also to fans of the popular "fairy door" phenomenon."--Kirkus Reviews