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Publisher's Summary

A brand new story for younger children from number one best-selling author Matt Haig. It's Reasons to Stay Alive for children: helping kids to feel okay about who they are.

A very special edition of Matt Haig's best-selling children's story, read by Olivia Colman. For every copy sold of this exclusive Audible edition Canongate will donate 50p in aid of Unicef UK.

From number one best-selling author Matt Haig comes a hilarious and heartwarming story.

Wherever she is, whatever the day,

She only has one kind of thing to say.

Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo,

The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true.

A very funny and lovable tale of how one special pixie learned to love herself. The Truth Pixie is an enchanting, rhyming story that will delight younger children.

©2018 Matt Haig (P)2018 Canongate Books Ltd

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It was a nice story. My mummy cried at the end. She always cries when there’s a good ending. (Coops, 7 nearly 8).

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A must have for all

This is a wonderful fairytale that contains wisdom for everyone of every age. I couldn’t wait to get a hold of it and I haven’t been disappointed. Bravo!

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  • Cris D
  • 05-12-2020

Truth Pixie

I have to be honest I hated the voice of Truth Pixie. Maybe because what I pictured in my head for three books is not what she sounded like. I did like the story. Which is more important. It’s always important to go on the storyline then storytelling of a book.

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  • Aysune
  • 29-01-2020

the lisp is grating

I wanted to like this but the sugary lisp was grating and they rhyming was forced. This is probably one of those books that's better with picture. I actually felt pretty insulted by the lisp. My son has apraxia and has trouble pronouncing certain letters correctly. It's just taking the piss to do so when you yourself do not have such a difficulty.

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  • JavaMama
  • 12-03-2019

Absolutely Outstanding!!

I am a huge Matt Haig fan and he knocked it out of the park with this one. Olivia Coleman is a singularly gifted narrator. Thank you for sharing this, Matt.

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  • S. Armor
  • 04-12-2018

Glorious!

I have The Truth Pixie book, the audio book read by Matt Haig, and now the audio book read by Olivia Colman. They are all glorious! This story is for everyone.

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  • Hellen T.
  • 12-04-2019

Review by a 6 and a half year old

I liked how the truth fairy told the truth because it was funny and I particularly liked the bit where she said ‘and the mouse in my hair has done a poo’.
I have it a four because Roald Dahl books are better

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-12-2018

Good book

I think this is a great and funny book for kids and if you like rhyming read this book-Melissa age nine

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  • Natalie Hibberd
  • 19-12-2018

Wonderful Stuff!

A lovely, life-affirming listen for people of all ages. Funny and moving in equal measure.

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  • shawneofthedead
  • 29-03-2019

Be True to Yourself and to Others!

Lovely little tale that warms up as it goes along and becomes something really quite rich and wonderful by the end. Haig's tale is dedicated to the misfits among us - the ones who can't help being who they are, and occasionally are made to think they must change or hide themselves in order to be loved and accepted. A great story with lots of learning opportunities for kids - and adults too!

Olivia Colman is a delightful narrator - she reads the book like the born storyteller she is, mixing voices and mischief and rhythm to great effect. Her kids must get the best bedtime stories!!

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  • Stacey
  • 21-12-2018

Best book

I read the Matt Haig adult books and love him the way he writes ,it is perfect! But this book for children is simply the best book I have listened to. I can not describe in words the simple and important life lesson within the book. We also have the hard copy
Of the book to read over and over. THIS IS WHAT OUR CHILDREN SHOULD BE TUNED IN TO!

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  • Chrissie Ann
  • 02-02-2021

Fantastic

I loved every word and it was very heart-warming and thought provoking. It was a great book.

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  • ZOE E CLIFFORD
  • 04-12-2020

Heartwarming story, teaches resilience

Absolutely Loved it, 2 daughters 8 and 5 and me 39 and a half.

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  • Sumo
  • 22-08-2020

Excellent story

We didn’t know this book but know of Matt Haig and Olivia Coleman. Thoroughly enjoyed it! (parents & 5 year old)

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  • Mindoverit
  • 12-04-2020

Wonderful story not just for kids

Short story, only 24 mins long, my 7 year old loves it and during the pandemic it has brought her much comfort.
I'm a clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist and the message has resonated with me.
This too will pass, good times will come.

Highly recommend.

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  • Kate @MLHearingThings
  • 26-12-2019

Charming narration

I've listened to Matt Haig's Christmas series over each of the last four years, with this 'spin off' as the latest. Unlike the trilogy from which it originates, this story is performed in a lyrical, rhyming style and is aimed at considerably younger children. It is a nice little story with a moral message, and Olivia Coleman excels at every character; from pixie to cow. I will not listen to it again in the way I know that I shall revisit the trilogy, but for those with very little ones this will be perfect.

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