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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
I Used to be a Fairy... a true story told by Granny by Cindy OBrien is a children’s picture book. Chloe loved to spend time with her Granny, they had so much fun together. But Chloe had noticed that, whenever her Granny hugged or kissed her, she sparkled and Chloe guessed that Granny used to be a fairy. So, one day she asked her Granny about it. Fairies are not supposed to reveal their secrets but she can’t lie to Chloe so she tells the truth – yes, she was a fairy but now she’s in human form again because she missed her family. Chloe desperately wants to be a fairy, she wants to fly all over the place but Granny tells her she’s too young. But she lets Chloe into a secret, one that will help her prepare to be a fairy when she’s old enough. Can you guess what that secret is?
I Used to be a Fairy... a true story told by Granny by Cindy OBrien is a wonderful picture storybook for kids and it isn’t just about fairies. This is a clearly written story with nice illustrations to accompany the text, telling Granny’s story about how she used to be a fairy. It is to the point and puts across the message that we reap what we sow – do good things in life and good things will come to you, help others in need before yourself. Perhaps a message for a few adults as well as teaching children! This is a short story that all kids will love, written in language suited to its audience and highly recommended for kids – and adults – of all ages.