"Alice the Fairy" by David Shannon is the adorable tale of young Alice, a "Temporary" fairy. Hard working, she tries to do things that "Permanent" fairies do, but has to make minor adjustments to overcome her novice status. Though she has wings for flight, and can't go very high, she can certainly go fast. Her magic abilities include changing her Daddy into a horse, as well as making a plate of cookies disappear. She has a bevy of spells that need a lot of work, but is more than willing to work on it. She can go to Advanced Fairy School to learn more tricks, however, Alice is happy enough to stay a "Temporary" fairy forever.
Delightfully illustrated, unique story and a fun read. I believe that when Alice sprinkled her "fairy" dust on this unsuspecting reader, she made a believer out of me!