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The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart

(The Very Fairy Princess)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  272 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Say Happy Valentine's Day with the #1 New York Times bestselling Very Fairy Princess, in a new format with bonus stickers!

Gerry makes beautiful cards for her friends at school, showcasing their special qualities. But when she forgets her folder at home, she needs to think of a new way to celebrate their inner sparkle! This celebration of friendship and creativity by the
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Christian Fiction Addiction
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
They often say not to judge a book by its cover, but I think in this case, that would be entirely appropriate! My daughters were absolutely spellbound by the glittery artwork gracing the cover of this beautiful book, and they were equally pleased to dive into this wonderful story. They immediately identified with Gerry and her love of all thins sparkly and glittery, and they especially loved that she sings while she works (something my daughters can definitely relate to). They laughed at the sce ...more
I like the “Very Fairy Princess”, she makes me happy. So, of course getting a copy of this Valentine’s Day edition was worthy of a good squeal and giggle. Gerry is still the “Very Fairy Princess”. And it is time for her to make Valentine’s Day cards. After she makes them, she borrows a folder from her dad so that they won’t get ruined. The next morning she hurries to dress in all her heart clothing. Then she rushes to school, only to find out that she grabbed her dad’s work folder instead of the ...more
Mar 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Reading notes:

- A little long for a Storytime, though you could maybe pull it off with kids aged 4-6. However, it would make for a wonderful story to read one-on-one. The language is a little more complex than your typical picture book fare which reinforces my recommending it to the slightly older set, but it's very flourished and has regal undertones that fit the protagonist's personality perfectly. It also has fun little quips that will make adult readers chuckle.

- A very appropriate story for
Erik This Kid Reviews Books
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gerry is very excited – Valentine’s Day is coming (which is a Fairy Princess’ favorite day of the year)! She works her hardest to make the best, sparkliest (is that a word?), Valentines ever for her classmates. She puts her perfect hand-made Valentines in one of her Daddy’s green work folders to keep them safe. But when she gets to school, there is a BIG problem. The folders got switched and her very perfect Valentines are at work with Daddy (how UN-sparkly)! Gerry thinks fast and solves her pro ...more
Lynn  Davidson
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Valentine's Day was coming up and for Gerry, who believed in her heart that she was a fairy princess because she could feel the sparkle inside, that day was a favourite. She worked hard making sparkly valentines for everyone in her class, even for the boy who pulls her hair.

Her mommy gave her a folder like her daddy's to keep her valentines safe, and on Valentine's Day morning Gerry got all dressed up, grabbed the folder, and rushed out to catch the bus to school.

When it was time to pass out t
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: holiday
This is a beautiful book about a young girl, Gerry, who loves Valentine's Day. As part of The Very Fairy Princess book series, this addition shines. It talks about love and what Valentine's Day is supposed to be. Gerry works to tell all the people in her life about how much she loves them. She does this by making beautiful, hand-made valentines. When she accidentally leaves them at home on the big day, she is heart broken. But, in true fairy princess style, she uses it as an opportunity to sha ...more
Rosa Cline
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids, valentines
What a fabulous self esteem booster book for young children! After I read it only then did I realize who wrote it and it was no wonder it had the special 'air' about it. Julie Andrews has compation toward just about everything she does and those she's around. The little girl in the story wanted to make everyone in her classroom and family special even the little boy that teases her all the time. She had a special way of making everyone feel special around her. Good lessons that children can use ...more
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
All I want to know, is what was the fairy dust Daddy sprinkled on those pancakes? Because I want some, too! I also want sparkled and to be a fairy princess, but that's another story...

Things I loved about this book:
*the dramatic pose of the little girl when she finds she has the wrong folder
*the personification of all the valentines
*"Fairy princesses are EXTREMELY gracious"

Truly precious book, and I'm glad I gave it a read. Great little ending, too. Highly recommended.
Rima Aroutiounian
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1
Really easy read for kids. Almost in every sentence there is new vocabulary and its in a big print so you cannot miss it. Its great for kindergartners, its fun to read too. Its about Gery who is a fairy princess. She wants to make everyone smile at Valentines Day. The gifts that she makes are misplaced, so she ends up making her friends smile, by telling them what she likes best about them. Really good book for moral and social skills too.
Feb 09, 2015 rated it liked it
I like this one even better than the original Very Fairy Princess Book. Cute message about be kind and seeing the good in other people. I liked how positively the main character handled the upset of not having her Valentine cards to hand out. It was good to read about it to my girls and to be able to point out how even though Gerry was sad at first she held it together and came up with another great way to share something on Valentine's Day. ...more
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is my first Julie Andrews book, but now I am going to have to read the other ones. Gerry (A girls name if you can believe it) makes specials Valentines day cards for each of her class mates, but ends up bringing her dad work folder instead. What will she do?? I love the Creativity, kindness and fun Gerry brings. She is sincere and I like that! Fun Book!
Dec 28, 2014 rated it liked it
I always eagerly look forward to reading this series, and I love Valentine's Day so I figured this one would be right up my alley. I did enjoy it but unfortunately it's my least favorite in the series so far... it lacks a little of the 'sparkle' that makes the series burn so bright. It's also a bit cliche and rushed. I recommend it to those already devoted to the series. ...more
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pbf-fairies
A very nice Valentine's Day offering, especially for K - 2nd grade kids. The kind of story that kids will relate to: Gerry arrives at school with the wrong folder: the folder with her dad's papers rather than the folder with the valentine's she intended to give to her classmates. ...more
Cara Farmer
I love these books. While they are in someways just fluff I love how the princess is so confident and tries to make everyone else find their sparkle. I just think that is important for any child or adult
Rose Ann
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a delight to meet Julie Andrews tonight! She was so pleasant, did not rush everyone along, and held a little conversation with my daughter....who was completely star struck! She was absolutely lovely!
Christina Davis
Another IUS student picked this book to read during group time. The girl forgets her V-Day cards for her classmates, instead she tells each of them individually how much and why she likes them. Perfect book to read on V-day to a kindergarten class.
April Evans
In this sequel, the fairy princess forgets her valentines for the class party at home. She must think quick about what to do. So as a valentine for her classmates, she tells each one of them what makes them sparkle.

Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gerry the fairy princess really goes above and beyond in this story when she speaks aloud the traits of her classmates thaf make them "sparkle." This measure of kindness is something I hope all parents take the time to encourage in their children. ...more
Rebecca Grabill
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love the explosion of pink in the illustrations. And I love the subtle switch-up of the valentine's with Daddy's work papers. The text could have been a bit trimmer, but this is a fun, girl-friendly Valentine's Day book. ...more
Mrs. Mae
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read a lot of princess books. This one stood out for me and my daughter. I want to buy this one for our collection!
Apr 30, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2013-new
John Terreri
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My little girl loves Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. There's no surprise that she loved this book as well! ...more
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: early-reader
Read for Library StoryTime. Such a sweet book.
Julia Stevens
Jul 15, 2014 added it
Shelves: seasonal
Cute, girly Valentine's Day story. It would be fun to write a class chart about why we love our friends after hearing this story. ...more
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
My 7 yr olds review: I liked the book because the story makes everyone feel good. The book teaches us to be proud of who we are.
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book, all about following your sparkly, finding a way to spread your joy and solving problems in a way that leaves everyone beaming.
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
This is a cute book. It would be perfect for all the little fairy princesses out there!
Miss Sarah
A beautiful story about the fairy princess Gerry forgetting her handmade valentine cards at home and verbally telling all the kinds why they are special instead. Preschool and up for length.
Selah Pike
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Of course a book by Julie Andrews is going to be delightful!
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Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews Edwards, DBE is an award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. She is the recipient of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, People's Choice Award, Theatre World Award, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award honours. Andrews rose to prominence after starring in Broadway musicals such as My Fair Lady and Camelot, as well as musical films like Mary Poppi ...more

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