If you’re looking for a book that highlights themes of fitting in and self-discovery, I have the perfect book for you today! Mister Fairy by Morgane de Cadier and Florian Pigé is a delightful picture book all about finding one’s place in the world.
Title: Mister Fairy
Author: Morgane de Cadier
Illustrator: Florian Pigé
Publisher: Red Comet Press
Published: September 7, 2021
Format: Picture Book
Mister Fairy follows an adorable fairy who can’t seem to find his hidden talent. His friends around him all seem to be good at something, but he feels useless. He runs away from the forest to the human world and suddenly finds his purpose – to spread colorful joy to a drab city. He rushes back to the forest to tell his friends, only to realize they missed the joy and laughter he brought to the forest. This sweet picture book will teach young readers that we all have a gift to share with the world.
The illustrations by Florian Pigé are so fun! I love the way Mr. Fairy’s emotions are captured on every page, from his frustration during his self-doubt to the joy of finding his self-confidence. The color work is perfect, and I especially appreciate the way Mr. Fairy brings the colors back to life.
Mister Fairy officially releases next week (September 7, 2021), but you can preorder your copy today at Bookshop or Amazon. (Please note: Some links provided are affiliate links. Affiliate links allow me to receive a small commission for recommendations at no cost to you. This commission is used to maintain this site and to continue bringing content to you. I always appreciate your support!)
Thank you so much to Red Comet Press and Blue Slip Media for providing me with a review copy of such a fun book. I can’t wait to share this with my little one!
About The Author:
Morgane de Cadier trained in technical drawing at the Emile Cohl School in Lyon, France. She decided to follow her passion for writing and telling stories and, in 2015, her first book, Tout La-Hout, was published. The illustrator was Florian Pigé. She has since written six more picture books including Mister Fairy. Florin Pigé has illustrated all but one of her books. She continues to enjoy writing and drawing. Morgane de Cadier lives in Lyon, France.
About The Illustrator:
Florian Pigé attended the Emile Cohl school in Lyon, France, where he studied illustration. His passion for children’s literature grew from his diploma studies where he learned to tell story with writing and illustration. In his creative approach he pays careful attention to small details and uses simplified forms . He derives inspiration from artists such as, Mary Blair, Eyvind Earle, Jon Klassen, Benjamin Flouw, Simone Read, Yvan Duqe, Philip Giordano. Marta Altès, Emily Hughes, and Benjamin Chaud.