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A lyrical book of good wishes.
on 19 March 2009
I happen to have a friend who has just had a baby girl and it gave me the excuse to buy this book, which is lucky as I wanted to buy it anyway. It's a lovely book, the illustrations are lively and inspiring and Neil Gaiman's poem, which feels like a lyric, is sweet, and charming and sometimes moving, obviously written from the heart of one who has daughters and wishes wonderful things for them. This is all sunlight, none of Gaiman's usual darkness, so if that's what you're expecting, you'll be disappointed. It's not about that.
It feels more to me like a modern day prayer, a celebration of femininity and whilst I'm not claiming that Mr Gaiman has magical powers, it reminded me of the good fairies in the tale of Sleeping Beauty and that can't be bad.