Gerry is asked to be the flower girl in Aunt Sue's wedding, and she couldn't be more excited. Her imagination runs wild with thoughts of extravagant decorations, a billowy white gown, and hundreds of guests. When she finds out the bride prefers a small celebration, Gerry can't help but be disappointed... but she soon realizes that having the wedding in her own backyard will let her put her creative stamp on everything. Even when disaster strikes in the form of rain on the big day, Gerry finds a way to bring sunshine to the party, reminding everyone that the most important thing at a wedding is the most special sparkle of all - happiness and love.
Christine Davenier's whimsically elegant illustrations include lush garden scenes and plenty of wedding flowers in this spirited follow-up to The Very Fairy Princess and The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage from the renowned mother-daughter team.
Moving up a grade and leaving behind the teacher she's had all year doesn't make fairy princess Gerry feel very sparkly, even when she's wearing her pink crown and fairy wings which is pretty much all the time. Her wings droop even lower when she learns that her new teacher is a man: "He'll never believe that I'm a fairy princess!" Luckily, a chance encounter with the well-accessorized Mr. Bonario at graduation brings her sparkle back. Davenier's lithe illustrations infuse the story with warmth and quiet emotion; Andrews's and Hamilton's heroine continues to charm. Ages 3 6.