Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Magical World of Fairies

I have no objections to fairies and enjoy thinking that might exist in some happy garden playground somewhere. They add amusement and delight to fairy tales and it's fun to imagine what such creatures would do if they existed and how they might act in particular situations. (Plus, they are just so delicately pretty!) Lucy Maud Montgomery certainly delighted in the concept of them as talk of them are scattered throughout her work. When I saw that Peter Pauper Press had a new fairy paper doll set out, well, you know I had to have a look!

The The Magical World of Fairies is a paper doll fold-out play set complete with fairies, fairy clothes and woodland scenes to put them into. It includes 11 punch-out fairy dolls and 25 outfits that someone had a lot of fun creating for them. (I'm particularly fond of the fairy strawberry dress although I don't suppose it would suit me very well, personally, in real life.)

This play set would have you dream of fairies. The paper dolls are contained in one very sturdy book which introduces you to the dolls inside with the following paragraph:

"Have you ever wished you could fly through a forest, frolic through a flower garden, or skip from lily pad to lily pad on a moonlit lake? Now you can!"

Don't make fun of me. I like it! :) Makes me wish I were four or five and could play with them myself without my sanity being called into question.

“One can't get over the habit of being a little girl all at once.” Anne of Avonlea

I'm afraid I might half dive back into little girlhood when my own little girl is old enough to take me with her on her imaginative journeys. I like to think that I'll make the time for that. I hope I will. For now, I will lay this paper dolls aside for her to enjoy. For I also like to believe that she, and any other little girl, would enjoy playing in fairyland some afternoon. When she does, her fairies can play with the deer and geese and garden gnomes also included in this book. (Every fairy should have a friend garden gnome, don'tcha think?)

“Because when you're imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile." Anne of Green Gables

These are definitely quality paper dolls that should hold up to little hands quite well. They are printed on heavy cardstock and can all be stored inside this nice hardbound book case which includes a large attached envelope to keep your fairies and their fairyland safe when not in play.

Love this set by Peter Pauper Press and love them for sending it to me to check out! Thanks!

“Fairyland is the loveliest word because it means everything the human heart desires.” ― L.M. Montgomery, The Selected Journals, Vol. 3: 1921-1929


Annette W. said...


I believe that was E's response to seeing the book cover! I agree.

Bluerose said...

I'm very happy with my boys, (and wouldn't mind more of them) but books like these make me want a little girl! ;)

BerlinerinPoet said...

I used to LOVE paper dolls when I was a kid! And those are pretty neat because they are punch out. Although, I have to admit cutting out my dolls was almost half the fun...almost

Janet said...

I think Laura Ingalls Wilder liked fairies too. I like the idea of them -- and these paper dolls look fun!

When I was little they had something called color forms -- the closest I got to paper dolls. It was like paper dolls, but with stickers.

Sky said...

I have definitely stepped back into my childhood with my little girl. I am quite sure she would love these fairy paper dolls. Thanks for the review!

A Faithful Journey said...

Oh this is something I must look into getting for my daughter!! Too cute and I think she would just love it...and so would I! Thanks for the great review! :)

Stephanie Kay said...

Ellie hasn't really gotten into fairies. She's more interested in princesses right now.

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