“A vibrant and essential book for parents who have toddlers and young children” David Roderick
“I found myself wishing that this book had been in the world when my son was a toddler”. Angela Dalton
“A helpful, encouraging read for kids at a crucial life stage”. Kirkus Review
“A precious tool in overcoming the binky!” Amanda Herold
“A wonderful book to help parents and guardians to ween their children from using a pacifier”. Urban Books Review
My son is almost 4, and the paci is the only part of growing up he has fought me on. He only uses it at nap time and bedtime but even the mention of the pacis going away would through him into crying fits. However, this book (and explaining the paci fairy is friends with the tooth fairy and Santa Claus) changed the game. We did the process over about a month. Read the book every other night, then left 2 of his 4 paci’s the first night (the paci fairy left a note and a new book he’d been wanting about fire trucks) and then a couple days later he was ready to leave his final 2 pacis out (he got another letter from the fairy and a toy fire truck to go with his book). It was such an easy transition and now he just says night night to the paci fairy and his pacis before bed and out he goes.
The story itself is kind, understanding of the struggle, encouraging, and just what kids need – to know it’s a little scary/sad to give up being a baby, but equally exciting to be a big kid! I even teared up the first time I read it. Would recommend this story to anyone who asked.
Nice story and illustrations, and helpful content for parents at the end. The book is cleverly written so that you can replace the printed word “paci” with whatever your kid calls the pacifier without affecting the story and rhyming pattern (my son calls his paci “foo-fie” and I wanted him to be sure of what the story is about). My son like reading the story at bedtime, and was whispering something about Pacita to his pacifier this morning, so I think it’s sinking in! It’s great to have the printed story for him to review and absorb versus “mommy won’t give me my pacifier anymore“. We have one other pacifier-loss book but this is the best, highly recommend.
Pacita is the binky fairy that helps ease the transition of growing up and giving up your pacifier. You cannot see Pacita, but she is there to give caring words of love and affection. Her job is complete when the child no longer misses their binky.
Reading this with my 5 year old daughter, we enjoyed the colorful illustrations and lovely rhymes. I’m not sure if the book is geared for adults or little ones to help understand why we need to give up our beloved pacifiers. Little children may not thoroughly understand the point of the story. My daughter doesn’t remember using a pacifier, but she enjoyed reading this. I love the advice/tips offered at the end of the book to help parents ease the fears of their little one giving up their treasured soothie. This was a good, helpful read and I think adults and children will enjoy it.
Pacita the Pacifier Fairy by Charlotte Attry is a wonderful book to help parents and guardians to ween their children from using a pacifier. The beautifully illustrated story encourages children to not use their pacifier anymore. Also, I enjoyed all the tips, advice, and educational information provided in the back of the book to help with this scenario. It teaches parents to encourage and compliment their children while going through this process. Charlotte Attry also emphasizes patience. There is no failure here.
“As I was reading Pacita The Pacifier Fairy, I found myself wishing that this book had been in the world when my son was a toddler. This is a wonderful story that teaches small children (and their parents) how to find the bravery needed to part with their beloved pacifier. Attry and Febvre have created a unique character and tale that provides gentle comfort and sweet support, as well as helpful tips for parents as they guide their children through the process. The pages are filled with vibrant and playful illustrations; and little ones are sure to see themselves in the adorable animal characters!”
“Pacita the Pacifier Fairy is a vibrant and essential book for parents who have toddlers and young children”
“Pacita the Pacifier Fairy is a vibrant and essential book for parents who have toddlers and young children, whether or not those children use a pacifier. This story about Pacita’s magical powers will put your children–and you too!–on the path to a life without pacifiers.”
A fairy encourages children to give up their pacifiers in Attry, Febvre, and Lawson’s picture book, illustrated by Huette (Rare Patients in the Waiting Room, 2012, etc.).
Pacita, a dark-haired, light-skinned, humanlike fairy, visits anthropomorphic animal children when it’s time for them to surrender their pacifiers. The narrator explains that in order “to speak like a big kid, paci needs to come out.” In exchange, Pacita leaves the kids an encouraging “letter full of wisdom and grace.” In it, the fairy explains that their “soothie” will be added to her own extensive collection, where it will be displayed in its own cubbyhole. The narrator acknowledges the difficulties that many children have without the comfort of their pacifiers, emphasizing that it’s “OK to feel sad.” Pacita later returns with a second letter: “Congrats!” it says. “Soothie’s no longer needed! The challenge seemed grand but you have succeeded!” Huette’s digital, cartoon-style illustrations are colorful and sweet, offering playful, charming scenes featuring animal children, Pacita’s pacifier collection, and her visits to various households. The story’s intent is clear and specific, and it will be helpful for youngsters who are getting ready to make a change. The book’s back matter features in-depth information for adults about pacifier use, including practical advice from a clinical psychologist.
A helpful, encouraging read for kids at a crucial life stage.
“Leaving behind the pacifier can be a daunting task for children and parents alike. Fortunately, Pacita the Pacifier fairy can come to the rescue. Beyond the clever story and engaging illustrations, the promise of giving up the beloved pacifier in exchange for a magical letter from this guardian angel of binkies is extremely comforting for children. It provides a game plan for parents as well as a trove of helpful resources. A precious tool in overcoming the binky!”