Oh my word, do I love reading great kids books! The magical world of the Dust Fairy Tales, was recently introduced to me and I fell in love. A book that was cute, rhyming AND uplifting…. this one is a home-run! Michelle Eastman conquered a major feat with this one, because what some people don’t understand, is just how hard it is to write a children’s book that carries a positive message, without being preachy or sounding like an after school special. There is a fine line. What Eastman puts out in her Absolutely Aggie, is a message of belonging. To be and become the person you were created to be. Kids face hard truths each day, they get up, get on a bus or carpool head to school where parents aren’t there to protect them from bullying, crass language, and situations where they aren’t seeing themselves in the best light.
Absolutely Aggie is a young dust fairy who just wants to belong, but no matter how hard she tries she fails. She’s not dressed well, her hair is unruly and her socks don’t stay up. The other fairies don’t see her as fitting in at all with her loud bagpipes either. So Aggie becomes a bit of a loner, until a new friend comes along. What happens next? You’ll just have to read to find out!
If you’re looking for a fun, rhyming story that will uplift a child and help them to believe in their abilities, then this is a great story. Dust Fairy Tales is beautifully illustrated with a powerful message that will raise spirits and inspire kindness. A sweet story with a big heart, you won’t want to pass this one up!
(A picture of Michelle Eastman reading to her son:) )