Dust Fairy Tales

Absolutely Aggie

Children - General
48 Pages
Reviewed on 10/24/2015
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Author Biography

Michelle Eastman is the author of Dust Fairy Tales: Absolutely Aggie as well as The Legend of Dust Bunnies, a Fairy's Tale. Michelle's books take a lighthearted approach to the compelling desire kids have to fit-in. The stories validate the need we feel for acceptance, while imparting a subtle message about the joy that can come from embracing one's individuality. The lively, rhyming stanzas and vivid illustrations appeal to boys and girls alike.

Michelle began her career as an elementary teacher in the West Des Moines School District. At Iowa Public Television, she wrote and produced educational content.

Her work with children, and passion for picture books, inspired her to found the literacy initiative Picture Book Pass it On (PBPiO), to get free books to kids in need.
www.facebook.com/PBPiO

When she's not chasing dust bunnies, or her two cats, she likes to cuddle up with a good book and her son. Michelle lives in Waukee, Iowa.

Michelle donates $1 from each book sold to Operation Christmas Child.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Gregory for Readers' Favorite

Dust Fairy Tales: Absolutely Aggie by Michelle R. Eastman is the tale of Aggie the fairy, who doesn't fit in with the other fairy girls. She is loud and clumsy and her hair and clothes don't look quite right. She loves to play music on her bagpipes, but the other girls tell her that she needs to change and be more like them if she wants to fit in. Aggie tries her best, but can't make herself like them. Upset, she hides away until Dust Bunny finds her and asks her to play in his band as she is perfect the way she is. She's absolutely Aggie, just how she's meant to be, is a great line and shows us that there is always a place for us to fit in; we just have to find it.

Michelle R. Eastman has created a wonderful book with Dust Fairy Tales: Absolutely Aggie. The pictures really help tell the story and Aggie is a great character for kids who don't quite fit in. It is important to have a sense of self from a young age and not follow the crowd. Everyone is different and they each have their own unique talents and looks and shouldn't be excluded for this. Aggie is made to feel bad for being different, but fits in with the band perfectly. Kevin Richter is the illustrator for this book and the pictures will appeal to kids as they are bright and cheerful. I think this will be a very marketable book for kids.