Moose has always wanted to be a fairy, and when he comes across a flyer for The Secret Fairy Club, he is very excited. He tries on all manner of potential fairy outfits until he has the perfect one. He then shows up at the specified time and place, only to find out that no one else is big like him. That doesn’t stop his desire to follow his dreams, though. Despite not being completely accepted at first, Moose comes through in the end, saving the other animal fairies and showing what it means to truly be a fairy.
Steve Smallman’s The Moose Fairy was a hit at our house, with a nice blend of hope, silliness, a tiny bit of scariness, and a fabulous message. I love that Moose, who has he/him pronouns, chooses to dress in a pink tutu and wings. He proudly wears them while pursuing his dream.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.