This book is beautiful inside and out. That's the first thing a reader will notice. The artwork is incredible. It mixes an adorable style with one that's more artistic and what you get are images you'll want to stare at, picking up each part.
Evie wants to win at the Strawberry Fair and has just the hot air balloon to make that happen. But on her way there, animals need her help and she refuses to say no to someone in need.
I appreciate this book so much because Evie has a kind heart. There isn't a bratty bone in her body and it's refreshing to read a story like that with my niece (whose name is Evie--so of course, she loved it). In the end, the forest creatures come through for Evie and she's rewarded for her kindness, showing that good things do happen to good people.
The story is a bit wordy, so it's not for the younger kids, but perfect for a six-year-old, keeping her attention throughout.
This was just a lovely book that is sure to become a favorite with kids.