Bloom by Doreen Cronin and David Small


Bloom is a fairy. Not just any kind a fairy, she’s a mud fairy with beetles in her hair and mud tracks following close behind. At one point in time she was a valuable member of the kingdom. But as time passed, everyone complained about the mess she made. Sad, she left the kingdom to live where no one would or could complain about her.

In the heart of the forest, Bloom can make as much a mess as she wants. There’s no one to tell her to stop, or to complain about it. There’s …. no one. Until  when the King and Queen come seeking our the “magical creature gone so many years ago.”  When they both find Bloom, they are disgusted by her response for help.

Not wanting to turn their backs on their once beautiful castle, the king and queen enlist the help of Genevieve, an ordinary girl with no discernible talents.

But when Genevieve stumbles upon Bloom in the heart of the forest,  will Genevieve be enough to convince Bloom to come back and help save the glass castle?

Bloom written by Doreen Cronin and David Small  is a fantastical modern fairy tale that will capture both reader’s attention and hearts.

The writing that fills this beautiful picture book is anything buy ordinary. Not only is it fun and whimsical, but it’s smart, strong, and packs a really great message. for readers of all ages.  In fact, it’s said message that spoke to me most. I really loved how this book showed readers that even if you think you’re ordinary, you are capable to do extraordinary things.

The writing isn’t the only aspect of Bloom that makes this book great. The pictures that fill the pages do too. Set against a cream-colored background, the images pop off the page. Beyond that they truly tell the story.

There is a lot to love about this book. And I could probably go on and on … and on and on about it. But I think that you should read it, experience, and find out what you love about it.