The Truth Pixie Goes to School is the heartwarming tale of a girl and her Truth Pixie, a story that highlights the importance of friendship and learning to love who you are.
Aada and the Truth Pixie are back, but this time they must face off against a pesky bully at her new school. Longing to fit in and have friends, the Truth Pixie’s need to tell the truth is becoming troublesome to Aada so she lies which leads to the Truth Pixie leaving.
Only after she leaves does Aada begin to realise that she’s lost her one true friend and that she’s not happy pretending to be someone she’s not. Through the wonderful rhyming text and striking black and white illustrations this book captures the essence of lessons about bullying and hurting friends through lies, about being happy with yourself and not worrying about fitting in but embracing what makes you unique.
There are such beautiful quotes about friendship and being happy with yourself in this book. I feel they would be perfect to print out and keep on my children’s bedroom walls to remind them of how special they are.
“A friend is special,
A friend keeps you warm,
A friend is the ship
That sails you through a storm.”
On being yourself
“But why be normal when you’re better being you?”
“Don’t try to be something you really are not. Your one true self is the best thing you’ve got.”
If you’re looking for a book to encourage your children to be happy with themselves and to remind them about how important friends are then make sure you check out The Truth Pixie Goes to School, written by Matt Haig with illustrations by Chris Mould. And if you haven’t read it yet also check out The Truth Pixie.
The Truth Pixie Goes to School is available in hardback from book stores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R185. It’s recommended for children aged five to eight years of age.
Thanks to Penguin Random House for sharing this book with us.