Jun 30, 2015

The Legend of Dust Bunnies a Fairy's Tale w/ Book + Dust Bunny Giveaway

A review copy was provided

The Legend of Dust Bunnies a Fairy's Tale
by Michelle R. Eastman
illustrated by Kevin Richter

This is not a typical fairy tale, and Artie is not a typical fairy.

Artie is a misfit. His fellow Dust Fairies have a knack for dirtying people’s houses. They fire soot from their slingshots and enter crumb-spitting contests. While we sleep, they spread dust everywhere.

Artie doesn’t make messes. He has a unique habit of collecting things. The other Dust Fairies don’t appreciate Artie’s collection of tidbits, so he spends his nights alone.

One cold night, Artie’s loneliness leads to inspiration, and he creates something legendary.

His story will have families looking at Dust Bunnies in a new light and may actually give kids an excuse NOT to clean their rooms.

Artie’s story helps kids realize that we all have unique gifts and not everyone fits in with the crowd.

Making of the Book Video


My Review
I love these quotes from the author:

"Slingshot wielding fairies? Why not?"
"When life hands you dust-make dust bunnies!"
"May Your Dreams Never Get Dusty"

As you can tell this author is fantastic with words...and this book shows it perfectly!


This book has it all-- and a lesson too about being true to oneself and being unique.

FANTASTIC pictures keep you intrigued as you flitter through the night with these special house guests :)

Michelle has graciously offered a 
for one of my followers :)
(US Address only please)

About the Author
Michelle Eastman began her career as an elementary teacher in the West Des Moines School District. At Iowa Public Television, she wrote educational content for teachers and students in more than two-hundred Iowa school districts.

Her dream to publish a children's picture book began on a "fairy-wing" and a prayer. With the encouragement of friends and family, she's living her dream as a children's author.

When she's not chasing dust bunnies, or her two cats, she likes to cuddle up with a good book and her son. Michelle lives with her husband and son, in Waukee, Iowa. Visit her at www.michelleeastmanbooks.com

About the Illustrator
Kevin Richter has always drawn, doodled, painted and scribbled. He loves it so much that he makes a living doing it. He lives wit his wife and their two sons in the beautiful English town of Toyal Tunbridge Wells in Kent. Visit Kev at www.kevtoon.com

Michelle is the founder of the literacy initiative, Picture Book Pass it On https://www.facebook.com/PBPiO/ which encourages people to donate new or gently used books to kids in need.
2/3 of kids in poverty don't own a book. Let's fix that! 

#1 Pledge to donate a new or gently used picture book/s to a children’s charity in your area.

#2 Post your pledge on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PBPiO . Share it on your blog and on social media. Please include our badge and #PBPiO.

#3 Pass it on. When you post about your pledge, challenge one or more friends to join your #PBPiO giving chain. Encourage them to take the pledge and keep passing it on…

Oh, and be sure to share your giving story on our Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/PBPiO . We love to see how books are reaching kids all over the globe.


Michelle also supports  Storybook Project
VNS of Iowa's Storybook Project recruits, screens and trains volunteers to work with incarcerated parents and/or grandparents at the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women (ICIW) in Mitchellville, Iowa and the Newton Correctional Release Center (CNRC) in Newton, Iowa. Once per month, volunteers work with the mother, grandmother or father. The parent/grandparent and volunteer choose a book from the Storybook library that is appropriate for the child. The parent or grandparent reads the book while the volunteer records the reading onto a digital voice recorder. The book and CD are mailed to the child. If you are interested in volunteering or contributing to the Storybook Project, call 515-288-1516.

Your book donations may be mailed to:
VNS of Iowa, Storybook Project
1111 9th Street Suite 320
Des Moines, Iowa 50314


  1. Love this book as well as Michelle's fantastic picture book initiatives! Cross my fingers to win another copy to give to my friend's daughter :)



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