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Reviews

“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

 

“A wonderful book to help parents and guardians to ween their children from using a pacifier”.

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.

Danielle Urban

Urban Books Review

“I found myself wishing that this book had been in the world when my son was a toddler”

“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!”

Angela Dalton

Author, recipient of the 2018 IBPA Ben Franklin Gold award for Best New Voice in Children’s/YA, and the Independent Book Publishers Gold medal for Children’s Book 7 & Under.

“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.”

David Roderick

Poet and Co-director of Left Margin LIT, David’s writing has been awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship, and the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize.

“A helpful, encouraging read for kids at a crucial life stage.”

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.

Read the review on Kirkusreview.com

Kirkus review

“A precious tool in overcoming the binky!”

“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!”

Amanda Herold

Art historian, mother of two