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"How can I help my child let go of their precious pacifier?" This dilemma can be a real headache for many parents and a challenge that often results in temper tantrums and tears! Pacita the Pacifier Fairy, a poetic fairytale created out of the personal experience of its authors, accompanies children and parents along this crucial step in a child's development. The story of Pacita offers a helping hand to parents, written in catchy rhyming verse and mixing just the right touch of imagination, magical illustrations, and practical advice.

32 pages, Hardcover

Published September 1, 2020

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Profile Image for Briar's Reviews.
1,788 reviews501 followers
September 9, 2020
Pacita the Pacifier Fairy is a cartoon-y adventure that will make a great book for story time!

This is an utterly adorable tale putting a spin on pacifiers I have never seen before! I'm totally impressed. Not only is this book adorable and the perfect story time read, but it's just down right fun. The animals are cute too, which makes it even better!

Three out of five stars.

Thank you to NetGalley and Beyond the Bridge Communications for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
Profile Image for Reading_ Tamishly.
4,178 reviews2,239 followers
November 8, 2020
I love this little colourful picture book!

The story is so heartwarming!

I think I won't get to read another pacifier storybook like this. It's so cute. And yes, parents can actually read out loud to kids if ever they have a problem with their kids having some reluctance to let go of their beloved pacifiers.

I love the writing, bold and distinct.

I love the art, colourful and vibrant.

I love the wholesome presentation.

A good one!

Thank you, author and the Publisher, for the ARC.
Profile Image for ... Lost  Bookland... .
206 reviews49 followers
September 5, 2020
We create habits from an early age, sometimes to ease our difficulties, to calm down, or simply to enjoy a certain action. But when the time comes to give up on doing something, it doesn't always go so easily, especially if it's a a child.
One such habit is the use of a pacifier, an innocent effect from the beginning of life, but sometimes giving it up is a huge emotional problem for the little ones. This story, which is presented through a series of words with excellent use of rhyme, reminds me a lot of the story of Toothfairy. And I guess it would be a great choice for parents who want to ease the process of giving up the pacifier. I believe that the story will largely explain to the children the whole process of giving up, but it will also give them additional motivation to deal with it more easily. The parents have to be included till the end. Parents can easily introduce this story, then follow through. Have kids leave their pacifiers out for the pacifier fairy, then exchange them with a letter from the fairy after they've fallen asleep. The fact that at the very end there is a whole part with practical advice and explanations for the whole process is just another additional bonus for the parents.

The book is full of masterful illustrations that perfectly present the story being told, and the language structures used largely correspond to the age of the children.
Profile Image for ForTheReads.
114 reviews
August 26, 2020
Working in a daycare with children ranging from 6 months to 12 years old, we attempt to promote active thinking. We do this by decreasing our allotted television time and encouraging reading and other educational activities.

Why I Chose This Book:
-Cute cover
-Awesome topic

Platform I Received the Book From:

Skills the Book Focused On:
-Emotional transitions

Other Skills Shown in Book:
-Coping skills

What I Loved:
-The illustrations were beautiful
-The process of letting go of the pacifier was simplistically laid out esp for the adults
-Practical tips included at the end of the story including Pacita letters.

What I Wished Were Different:
-At times, the author’s word choice felt too complex for the target audience (children).

Would I Recommend This Book:
Yes. Some words and emotions described will require further explanation to the child while reading but overall it was really a nice book.

This book was reviewed based on my honest personal preference.

Kudos to the author for being bold enough to share their creativity with the world.

🤓ARC REVIEW. I did receive a free copy of this book for my honest review.
6,940 reviews26 followers
September 7, 2020
I received an electronic ARC from Beyond the Bridge Communications LLC through NetGalley.
Attry has created a story of a fairy who takes care of pacifiers when children are ready to give them up. She leaves a letter in the paci's place. A helpful tool for families to make this transition and help kids find other soothing techniques. The story is simple with cute illustrations.
The information included at the end of the book is helpful for adults and offers guidance and support.
I like the idea of two letters - one of encouragement and one of support and celebration that help a child through the difficulty and then later celebrate the growth.
Profile Image for Jenna Rideout.
651 reviews53 followers
September 3, 2020
Thank you to the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for granting me access to this title in exchange for an honest review.

Pacita the Pacifier Fairy explains who the Pacifier Fairy is to kids and how she'll take their pacifiers away to a safe place, take care fo them, and perhaps pass them on to younger kids in need when it's time for growing kids to say goodbye to their own. It's both a cute story and a handy resource for parents desperately trying to end the reign of the pacifier in their home. Parents can easily introduce this story, then follow through. Have kids leave their pacifiers out for the pacifier fairy, then exchange them with a letter from the fairy after they've fallen asleep.

My own daughter never wanted pacifiers, but my best friend's 18-month-old won't be caught without his, and I immediately thought that his mother could use this book in a few more months. I will definitely recommend this title to parents in that situation.
Profile Image for Susan.
188 reviews4 followers
September 4, 2020
This was a charming little book for anyone looking for advice on how to help a child give up their pacifier. It begins with a beautifully illustrated tale about Pacita explaining how she collects pacifiers for safe keeping and in return she leaves letter for the children. I particularly liked this idea as its something I’ve down with my own child with the tooth fairy – she absolutely adored getting letters from her, so I can see what an excellent idea this is. The second part of the book explains techniques parents and carers can use to help the child and themselves cope without the pacifier. There was also expert advice, explaining about childrens need to suck, how this releases hormones and helps them relax. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for help weaning a child off a pacifier. I was given a free copy of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Amanda Lavelle.
492 reviews12 followers
September 3, 2020
Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
I have a particular interest in this book as I have a 4 year old who is very dependent on his dummy despite many attempts to wean him off it. I read this story to my son and he was really engaged with it and asking questions. However, at the end I still feel he thought of it as just a story, and not something to relate to himself and his dummy. Luckily for me, the end of the book comes with advice for parents as well so I will definitely be trying those tips out. I should say that my son is autistic with sensory processing disorder, so his connection to his dummy is probably more of an issue than usual. This was a fun read and I would recommend.
Profile Image for Books on Stereo.
1,268 reviews173 followers
October 5, 2020
Pacita the Pacifier Fairy is a charming picture book that does make a few missteps. As a whole, it is still a lovely choice albeit not best nighttime read for the little ones.
Profile Image for Oyinda.
660 reviews153 followers
August 29, 2020
Many thanks to the publisher, Beyond the Bridge Communications LLC, for gifting me an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for my impartial review.

This was a really amazing books for both parents and kids and I loved every bit of it. Here's what I loved, in key points.

THE ILLUSTRATIONS: This book is packed full of vivid, detailed, and immersive illustrations that depict the story being told very well. They're really vibrant and I'm sure kids will fall in love with them.

THE STORY: The story in the book is really good, and it's something a lot of kids and parents will resonate with.

THE INFORMATION: At the end of the story, there's a lot of information at the back of the book to help parents deal with their kids' transition from using a pacifier.
Profile Image for Kaitlyn.
1,156 reviews
September 1, 2020
I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really love books that help parents get rid of pacifiers or bottles, and this one did not disappoint. Pacita is a cute little fairy that collects unwanted pacifiers that kids have outgrown. With the rhyming of each page, kids will definitely want to read this one over and over!
Profile Image for Molly.
153 reviews1 follower
September 2, 2020
As the mother of a pacifier-addicted toddler, this book was really interesting. I loved the section at the back with ideas for parents. I have read it with my toddler and it seems to be helping him to understand that his days with the pacifier are limited. A short, engaging read and very useful.
Profile Image for Aysha Imran.
331 reviews13 followers
August 29, 2020
Pacita the pacifier fairy is so cute and a very important book for all those parents who are confused how to get rid of that soither/dummy/binky .So here comes our fairy with her magic wand to help them out.
Very cute illustrations and and I loved the rhyming style.
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197 reviews1 follower
August 25, 2020
This book is like a poem for the lil kids, helping them thru the journey of growing up and having to let go of the pacifier: well colored, nice illustrations. The sentences rhyme and are cute.
You will even find some advices, tricks and more from some experts. The fairy is cute and kids will like her! Nice way to support the processus of removing the pacifier to your kids.
Profile Image for Danielle Urban.
Author 15 books136 followers
March 10, 2020
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.

I received this copy from the publisher. This is my voluntary review.
Profile Image for BooksCoffee.
902 reviews
September 19, 2020
A pacifier fairy comes to the rescue of a little one who finds it hard to let go of their pacifier in this charming tale by Attry, Febvre, and Lawson.

What happens when little one finds it hard to part with their binky? Pacita, the pacifier fairy, stows it away in her fairy adobe, leaving a beautiful letter full of wisdom and grace in its place.

The main appeal of the book is not just the excellent combination of rhymed narrative but also the charming illustrations — Olivier Huette’s personality-laden drawings peppered with rich, bright colors efficiently convey little one’s many, recognizable amusing emotions through tiny shifts in facial movements; from the agony of letting go of the pacifier to trying to be brave and taking a step toward growing up is achieved with ease.

The fun rhythmic text and Pacita’s warm presence add homey comfort. The authors don’t insist that young ones warm right up to the idea of living without their soothers. Sometimes, it takes a long time for them to let go of their pacifiers.

Just right for parents of young children, the illustrated pages, including notes and interview with a child psychologist at the end offer a useful guide as the child takes the crucial step toward development.

A charming, detailed primer for easing children into letting go of their precious pacifier.
Profile Image for Donna Maguire.
4,331 reviews102 followers
October 5, 2020
I really wanted to read this book to my daughter.

She is three years old at the moment and we are hoping to try and wean her off her dummy at some point in the near future when she is ready. She only really had it now at bed just as she falls to sleep and the rest of the time it is in my pocket.

She enjoyed the story but did think that it was a dummy shop (we are in the UK) and not that the fairy was storing them, she took her dummy out a few times as we were reading at bedtime and did say that she would need to give her dummy to the fairy soon as she starts school next year.

A great way to introduce the idea of giving the dummy up, I will read it with a her few more times and see how we go as in no real rush at the moment as it is limited in its use but would be nice to lose it for next year. Definitely a book I will be reading again.

Well written, lovely illustrations and easy to follow and understand – 5 stars from me – very highly recommended!
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862 reviews21 followers
October 30, 2020
Pacita is the binky fairy that helps ease the transition of growing up and giving up your pacifier. You cannot see Pacita, but she is there to give caring words of love and affection. Her job is complete when the child no longer misses their binky.

Reading this with my 5 year old daughter, we enjoyed the colorful illustrations and lovely rhymes. I’m not sure if the book is geared for adults or little ones to help understand why we need to give up our beloved pacifiers. Little children may not thoroughly understand the point of the story. My daughter doesn’t remember using a pacifier, but she enjoyed reading this. I love the advice/tips offered at the end of the book to help parents ease the fears of their little one giving up their treasured soothie. This was a good, helpful read and I think adults and children will enjoy it.

Thank you Netgalley and Beyond the Bridge Communications, LLC for the opportunity to read a copy.
Profile Image for Jamie Bee.
Author 1 book83 followers
October 16, 2020
Need Help to Get Your Child to Give Up Their Pacifier?

This is a story meant to be read to a young child to help them give up a pacifier. Children who rely on their binkies for emotional needs or when tired eventually need to be weaned from their use. This book creates a character who's the pacifier equivalent of the tooth fairy, Pacita. This book explains Pacita’s role and gently encourages the child to give up his or her pacifier. There are end pages in the back just for the parents about how to approach this, including a page from a French clinical psychologist. If you have a child who should release his or her need for a pacifier, this book could help get the ball rolling, explaining it all in magical terms that small children tend to light.

I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.

My book blog: https://www.readingfanaticreviews.com
Profile Image for Kalie St Onge.
45 reviews
December 12, 2022
We are trying to ween my toddler off his paci through reading books and out of the several I bought, this was unfortunately the least helpful. The pictures are great and it's a good message, but it was way above his pay grade and would fit better for an older 3 year old/4 year old- which we are hoping to be way past the paci then!

To start it's long-winded prose. The additional challenge is that the reward for giving up your paci is a letter? How do you make a letter exciting to a two-year-old? How do you make a letter exciting to a 30-year-old for that matter, haha. In the end, we've stuck with the book "bye bye paci" where he donates his paci to a crying baby because he's a big kid and has other coping mechanisms.
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34 reviews5 followers
September 14, 2020
Pacita the Pacifier Fairy
by Charlotte Attry, Jeremie Febvre, Sophie Lawson

It is a tale of a Pacifier Fairy, who takes away the kid’s pacifiers to a safe place, take care of them. Along with the tell it has some information included at the end of the tale.

The story is nice and so are the illustrations. The language is so simple and lucid. All though it is a fairy tale for small kids it is recommended for their parents as the books, as it has much too serve to the parents than what it has for the kids.

Thanks, Beyond the Bridge Communications LLC and Netgalley for the review copy.
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66 reviews14 followers
September 29, 2020
The perfect book for all us parents who have Paci-Lovers! Such a sweet story to ease the end of using a pacifier & we get to meet Pacita the pacifier fairy who will take good good care of our paci's! I loved this story & how at the end we get some pro-tips from the experts on how handle the sensitive subject. Great job on this book! I think it would be a perfect addition to any pediatricians office or children's dental office as a take home gift!
Profile Image for Naturalbri (Bri Wignall).
787 reviews87 followers
November 22, 2020
Though we call it a dummy here, this book was great at really sharing the idea of getting our daughter to learn that there is a time when you outgrow your dummy and really need to let it go. She loved the book and we really think it helped her get rid of it! The ideas and tips, at the back of the book, were lifesavers and helped us implement and reach the stage of getting rid of the dreaded dummy. We highly recommend this book!
1,142 reviews5 followers
September 21, 2020
Pacita the Pacifier Fairy provides a gentler way of removing a pacifier from your child's habits than the one I used (I just kept 'losing' her pacifier). The book also provides tips to help you guide your child through the loss of their pacifier.

Thank you NetGalley and Beyond the Bridge Communications, LLC for the ARC.
Profile Image for Anne-Fleur.
1 review1 follower
September 22, 2020
What a gem! The story is an amazing companion to embark with your child of the pacifier weaning journey. Illustrations are gorgeous, the story line is engaging, funny and really well though out. I also love the last section of the book, which includes protips for us parents. Write more! I want a whole series like that please! Congrats and thank you 🙏
Profile Image for Ryan.
4,403 reviews22 followers
November 10, 2020
Some children have a hard time letting go of their pacifier. It’s something some kids get rid of early, and some kids need to be told it’s time to go. This book illustrates a way to get rid of the binky with a story about a fairy who collects them and places them someplace special. In the back there are helpful tips for parents on how to toss the binkies in use at your house.
1,060 reviews12 followers
February 11, 2021
After reading this book, I was very very happy that I never allowed my baby to use a pacifier. Really, it's that difficult to stop a child from using one? Is that why some children suck their thumbs (I was one of those kids, but my daughter was not). The illustrations are cute, the text is in rhyme, and there is helpful information in the back for parents who have this problem.
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628 reviews89 followers
October 20, 2020
Simple rhyming text with bright colorful illustrations provides parents and caregivers with a great story that will help pave the path for young children to part with their pacifiers which provide comfort for them. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book thanks to NetGalley.
396 reviews14 followers
January 19, 2021
I love the idea of a paci fairy. It is a hard for both parents and kids to get rid of the pacifier and this story does a great job at laying the groundwork for the paci to be collected by pacita. I also love that there are a few pages of helpful tips for the parent.
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