“How can I help my child let go of their precious pacifier?” This dilemma can be a real headache for many parents and a challenge that often results in temper tantrums and tears!
Pacita the Pacifier Fairy, a poetic fairytale created out of the personal experience of its authors, accompanies children and parents along this crucial step in a child’s development. The story of Pacita offers a helping hand to parents, written in catchy rhyming verse and mixing just the right touch of imagination, magical illustrations, and practical advice.
Charlotte Attry : Charlotte is a French author and journalist. She’s been a reporter and director for press and TV for the past 17 years, with a focus on family, psychological and social issues. Her first book, an investigation guide on menopause, was published in 2018 and received multiple accolades in France, and she’s now working on several new titles to be released in 2020.
Charlotte holds a master’s in French literature from La Sorbonne, a master’s in Journalism from IPJ Paris-Dauphine, and a bachelor’s in Psychology from Paris8 University. She lives in California with her family.
Jeremie Febvre: Developing original ideas, driving innovative projects, and fostering creativity have been the backbone of Jeremie’s career over the past 20 years. After an early path in the Music Industry (writing over 70 songs), he founded and developed several startups and relocated from Paris to San Francisco. The common thread that links his multiple ventures and collaborations is definitely the neverending search for the right word. Jeremie is the proud father of Ava and Raphaël, a hectic and joyful source of inspiration for the Big Kid Chronicles series.
Sophie Lawson : Sophie teaches English as a second language in the Bay Area, California. She is passionate about the English language and loves everything from poetry to punctuation. She lived in Paris for 5 years where she picked up a couple of phrases in French and an insatiable appetite for French pastries. Now the mother of two small children, Sophie is learning how to juggle her career and her family life. And while she often finds herself swamped with work, she knows that it’s never too late for one more story at bedtime!
Olivier Huette: “Drawing for children is like being five years old forever.” For 15 years, Oliver has been bringing the wonderful worlds of children’s books to life, with more than 30 books to his name and numerous collaboration with news outlets in France. Despite his accomplishments, Olivier is still just as excited to take off on the next adventure: as a knight fighting dragons, a reckless pirate, or a sensitive little tiger; nothing can stop him because he knows that no matter what, his princess will always save him.
“As I was reading Pacita the Pacifier Fairy, I found myself wishing that this book had been in the world when my son was a toddler. This is a wonderful story that teaches small children (and their parents) how to find the bravery needed to part with their beloved pacifier. Charlotte Attry and Jeremie Febvre have created a unique character and tale that provides gentle comfort and sweet support, as well as helpful tips for parents as they guide their children through the process. The pages are filled with vibrant and playful illustrations; and little ones are sure to see themselves in the adorable animal characters!” Angela Dalton, Author, recipient of the 2018 IBPA Ben Franklin Gold award for Best New Voice in Children’s/YA, and the Independent Book Publishers Gold medal for Children’s Book 7 & Under.
“Pacita the Pacifier Fairy is a vibrant and essential book for parents who have toddlers and young children, whether or not those children use a pacifier. This story about Pacita’s magical powers will put your children–and you too!–on the path to a life without pacifiers.” David Roderick, Poet and Co-director of Left Margin LIT
David’s writing has been awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship, and the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize.
“Leaving behind the pacifier can be a daunting task for children and parents alike. Fortunately, Pacita the Pacifier Fairy can come to the rescue. Beyond the clever story and engaging illustrations, the promise of giving up the beloved pacifier in exchange for a magical letter from this guardian angel of binkies is extremely comforting for children. It provides a game plan for parents as well as a trove of helpful resources. A precious tool in overcoming the binky!” Amanda Herold, Art historian, mother of two