Altered book by Lani
I've been thinking about a Fairy Gifts altered board book. I was reading some folk tales about fairy gifts and it seemed that people who are kind and generous to fairies are rewarded with kindness, while people who were greedy are usually given a very unpleasant gift. I got to thinking, if I were to make a little book filled with presents for the little people, what sorts of things would they enjoy? The colors, sounds and scents of things wild and beautiful? Gold and little bells?
This artistic flight of fancy is based on Ann Arbor's own Urban Fairies. There is a whole urban fairy legend growing in Ann Arbor, and it seems like a delightful way to encourage literacy, map reading, and even community building. If you like fairy doors and altered books you must visit the Ann Arbor Library, and look in the fairy tale section.