Firstly, let me say a huge thank you to all of you who commented or inquired about The Book Fairy. I am glad that she has been greeted with such enthusiasm!
I also thought I would reply to a few of the comments here since some were so inventive. Like for instance, Kay from Kays Kids wondered if bookworms turn into book fairies. That is a very good question and one I wish I had thought of myself. It does seem like it should be so.
And in answer to Kristi’s question, “Is it for me?” No and yes. You see creating these pieces and bears and their friends in general is something I do “for me” and part of the fun, for me, is putting my work out there and hope that someone (or two) will enjoy my vision. My pleasure comes from the dreaming and the making. Oh so much delightful fun!
Having said that, most everything I make is for someone else whether I know who to begin with or not. This piece was long in materializing but quickly found a new home. So if you see something here on bearbits that interests you, do not hesitate to ask if it is available. It never hurts to ask.
Now and then if I dither too long on whether to keep a piece for myself or not, there is some risk that it will become a fixture around here and while that would be nice, I feel I must move on. I dare say I won’t live long enough to make everything in my idea book as it is much less having a proper place for it.
I suppose the short answer (“Now you tell us,” you are probably saying to yourself.) is that I was going to make it available when an inquiry came along. The Book Fairy is now happily journeying to her new home.
One of the things I wanted to do with The Book Fairy was to offer the recipient the opportunity to have 2-3 of their favorite books included in the library. The person who adopted The Book Fairy requested On Beyond Zebra by Dr. Suess, Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein and The Velveteen Rabbit by MargeryWilliams.
That brings me to the question that I was referring to in the title to this post. And I am asking because I have a real affection for books, especially children’s books and I am just generally curious because you all seem to be such interesting people. I always learn something. The question is this: If you had the opportunity to request 3 such books, what would they be?
I asked myself this question and it was difficult. Because I created it, I already included some of my favorites, like Pete & Pickles and The Secret Garden. I had to think, think, think. I decided on Toot & Puddle, Hug Time and The Polar Express. Tomorrow I will think of another one and change my mind, but that’s okay.
Until then, I am about halfway through a mystery and I think I will spend a little while this Friday evening reading and trying to figure out whodunit.