I saw this book today at Toys 'R Us, and stood spellbound for at least 5 min amidst hurried holiday shoppers. Believe me, 5 min in Toys 'R Us during this time of year means this book is something special.
The book was $18.99, and I put it down with regret. But it was so pretty, and interesting, that I went back to it before I left. I found the book simply remarkable. But still, the price got me. I'm 26 and couldn't imagine buying it for myself, and I have a little boy at home, so I put it back again. But for the price listed on Amazon, its a great deal!
The coolest thing, beside the beautiful artwork, is the explainations for the everyday life of the fairy. I remember reading about the Fairy Queen, and the homes of the fairy's, and the day-to-day chores they do. It was really interesting! So if you're buying for a little girl, between the ages of 3-14, I recommend getting this. I would love it if someone got it for me, even now!