* This post is sponsored by Little Brown. I received a free book to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

Imagination. Self-confidence. Whimsy. The courage to be who you are. Could you ask for anything more in a children’s book? On top of absolutely adorable illustrations (by Christine Davenier), and a most lovable heroine, young readers will feel the freedom to let their imagination reign. If this wasn’t enough, the book also tackles a timely and relevant topic for children – the end of the school year.

Each year, kids have very real fears and concerns about moving on. Old teachers will be missed. Routines will change. Will the new teacher be nice? What will my new classroom look like? Gerry expresses her fears and worries in a very true-to-life way, and finds out that change isn’t all that bad. In fact – change can be downright “sparkly.”

VFP Spread 1I applaud this book for giving children the freedom to express themselves – celebrating individuality and the “sparkle” each one of us has inside. This would make a great addition to any bookshelf. Julie Andrews along with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton have done it again in this book.

Chasing Supermom’s Jr. Reviewer Says: hannahwithbook

The very fairy princess is a very cool book to read. I like her crown and wings and how it makes her look like a fairy princess. If I were in her class, I would be her friend and be a fairy princess with her. Kids ages 5-12 might really  like this book a ton.

*My Jr. Reviewer is a second grade girl, age 8.

While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a VERY fairy princess.

This is the sixth adventure in the adorable, sparkly, sweet Very Fairy Princess series from celebrated children’s book author Julie Andrews (best known for The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and The Princess Diaries) and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton. 

In this new tale, the end of the school year is here, and Very Fairy Princess Gerry is getting ready to graduate! She always loves a celebration, but can’t help but feel a little sad as she empties her cubby, takes down her art projects, and says goodbye to her class pet, Houdini the hamster. She’s also a little nervous about leaving Miss Pym… what if her new teacher doesn’t let Gerry wear her wings and crown? Change can be hard, even for a fairy princess!

Thankfully, she realizes that new things can bring their own sparkle.  A perfectly delightful addition to your child’s bookshelf.



Julie Andrews is one of the most recognized figures in the world of entertainment, best known for her performances in The Sound of MusicMary Poppins, and The Princess Diaries. Julie has been a celebrated children’s book author for over thirty years, and her works include MandyThe Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, and the Little Bo series. Her memoir, Home, was #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Emma Walton Hamilton is a bestselling children’s book author, editor, arts educator, and theater professional, and author of Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment. Together with her mother, Julie Andrews, she has coauthored many books for young readers, including the New York Times bestselling Very Fairy Princess series, the Dumpy the Dump Truck seriesSimeon’s GiftThe Great American Mousical, and the New York Times bestselling Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, a book for families to treasure and share.

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