Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fairy May Virtual Book Tour ~ Interview with Author Jo Linsdell and Review of Fairy May

Fairy May dreams of one day becoming a tooth fairy but she struggles at school and always seems to get things wrong. With hard work and determination Fairy May prepares for her test. Will she realize her dream and become a tooth fairy?

Release Date: 1st February 2013
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing 
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1481951424
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481951425
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.1 inches

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About Jo Linsdell

Jo Linsdell is a best selling author and illustrator, award winning blogger and freelance writer.  Originally from the UK, she now lives in Rome, Italy with her husband and their two young sons.

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Interview with Jo Linsdell

1) Please tell us a bit about Fairy May.
Fairy May is a rhyming children's picture story book about a fairy called May
that dreams of one day becoming a tooth fairy. She struggles at school and
always seems to get things wrong but with hard work and determination she
prepares for her tooth fairy exam.

2) What lessons does this book carry for the reader?
The story carries two main lessons for the reader;
A. To follow your dreams. Just because it isn't easy doesn't mean it can't be
" But Fairy May tried and tried for she had a special dream;
one day she'd be a tooth fairy, the best you've ever seen."
B. The importance of dental hygiene. The text subtly introduces the reader to
how to take care of their teeth correctly.
"She learnt how to brush and keep teeth clean
and how to floss right in between."

3) What was your inspiration for this book?
This book is dedicated to my niece who, after seeing that my last book Out and
About at the Zoo was dedicated to my two sons, asked if I'd write a book for
her too.
It needed to have fairies in it and so I brainstormed on ideas and came up with
Fairy May. I wanted her to be a little girl fairy and to show that it's OK to not
be perfect. I wanted young children to be able to relate to her and to
encourage them to go after their dreams.
The tooth fairy part came about because several of my 5 year old's friends
have recently lost their first tooth and he has been full of questions on the
subject. My 17 month old is also teething at the moment and so the topic of
dental hygiene comes up a lot in our house at the moment.

4) What did you learn while writing Fairy May?
The importance of having the right direction for my story not just a good text.
In the original version the text worked fine as a story and rhymed nicely but
the overall message wasn't as strong. After rewriting the last part I was much
happier with the focus of the story. Simple changes can make a big difference.

5) What projects are you working on now?
I'm busy with several projects at the moment. "The Bedtime Book" which is
another rhyming children's picture book. "The Writers and Authors Guide to
Social Media" and "Virtual Book Tours" which are two non-fiction books. 
2013 is going to be a busy year for me as I have lots of other ideas too.

My Thoughts on FAIRY MAY

Fairy May is a darling little fairy that is going to school to become a Tooth Fairy.
Her teacher is very frustrated with Fairy May because she keeps getting all the spells and magic wrong.
Fairy May is determined to do her best and prove to her teacher she can be the best Tooth Fairy.
She studies hard and reads all about the spells and magic so she will pass her final test.

Jo Linsdell has written a very cute rhyming tale about a Tooth Fairy student.
Children will enjoy the fact that even a Tooth Fairy has to study and take test.
This story shows it takes hard-work, determination and confidence in oneself 
to get an education even as a Tooth Fairy. 

I highly recommend this book!

I rated this book 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the author for review. 
 I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my honest opinion.

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  1. Thanks Patricia for helping spread the word about Fairy May and for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed it :)

  2. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)


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