The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig

The Truth Pixie

From number one bestselling author Matt Haig comes a hilarious and heartwarming story, brilliantly illustrated throughout by Chris Mould 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.

Details The Truth Pixie

TitleThe Truth Pixie
Release DateOct 18th, 2018
PublisherCanongate Books
GenreFantasy, Poetry

Reviews The Truth Pixie

  • Hayley Smith
    Read this tonight with all my boys and it’s just beautiful. Made me super emotional, read it to your children, with your children, on your own, lend it to friends and family - it is amazing!
  • Dhanada Mishra
    I read a children's book after a long long time just because it was written by my favorite author Matt Haig. It was a delightful read with a wonderful message. A must read for every child and adult alike.
  • Jami
    Such a beautiful book. I know it’s meant for children but I read it aloud to myself and actually shed a few tears. There are lessons to be learned for both the young and not-so-young in this book.
  • Lost In Lit
    What a beautifully written book! So much to talk about with my class and they absolutely loved it. They loved playing guess the next word with the rhymes and discussing all of the characters feelings. I had to stop myself from crying in front of a class of 28 children but oh my goodness. One of them said to me at the end ‘I never thought about how you have to sometimes be sad to get what being happy is’ and I loved that they showed they under...
  • Sy Chonato
    Thr truth is important for growing up. ButThe only thing that doesn't convince me is that:The truth Pixie told earlier is mean. Like you're ugly & stupid. But the truth she told Aada is more like Buddha truth: Nothing is permanent. More like emo song truth.Pixie might learn to speak better quality of truth along the way to Helsinki where people can take the truth. But it's children book. I shouldn't be too critical. I should have this in my child...
  • Scott Evans (MrEPrimary)
    ‘Utterly wondrous… a story for everyone. Matt is a mastermind. The Truth Pixie is the perfect present – not just for Christmas – but for all year round. My book of the year!’ The Truth Pixie is something else. I hope that the something else is conveyed in my following words…The Truth Pixie is the kind of story that will make you think over and over about its naturally moving qualities because you can’t help but be captivated by its ...
  • Caroline
    I was first planning to keep this book for reading over the Christmas season but I just could not resist. So I just finished it after reading the rather pessimistic weekend newspaper and my firt cup of coffee. Next I grabbed the little book and I then gave in. A few moments later I now sit here with my eyes full of tears. I did try to fight back and not let the Truth Pixie entering my mind and my heart. I was only granting them a few tears and th...
  • Gilly
    [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.After coming across the character of the Truth Pixie in Matt Haigs trilogy of Christmas books I eagerly awaited the release of this book.The wait did not have me disappointed at all. This tiny treasure is told in a rhyming story which was beautifully executed and well handled. The stor...
  • Mardi
    Matt Haig has been reading me to sleep every night this week. Alexa (my Echo Dot) keeps telling me I've finished this book and that she's starting from the beginning but I always fall asleep before this 22-minute gem is finished. I think I'm going to continue to do this every night. I've seen lots of posts online from parents of kids with Autism saying that reading this to them is very calming. It has certainly influenced my sleep and how I've fe...
  • Matt Rhoades
    Utterly charming and beautifully illustrated tale of a little pixie who can only ever tell the truth. At first, it seems like a curse for the the little creature, but when by chance she meets Aada, a sad little girl, the pixie's truthtelling turns out to be a gift for both of them.This charming book is a great way to teach children that it's natural to have bad feelings sometimes but these feelings are rarely permanent and things get better, but ...
  • Kelly
    A brilliant book for younger children, both Daisy and myself loved the candy cane book spine and decided we would both like to read it. I thought it would appeal to Daisy's sensitive side and couldn't resist reading it myself as had heard so much about it.The Truth Pixie is a lovely story that carries an important message about friendship, acceptance and self confidence. I think this would make a fab Christmas present and conveys a brilliant mess...
  • Martha Mae
    Everyone and their dog should read Matt Haig. Do I HAVE to rant about my love for children’s book AGAIN? Fab way to drill positivity into children’s lives early. Teaches them to cope with difficult situations from a young age; I wish I could’ve had it when I was a little girl. Will keep my copy forever and read it to my own babies. Xxx
  • Gisele
    4.5 stars...this would have rated a perfect 5 stars if it had flowed more easily between the beginning and the felt a little like it was written by 2 different people. That did serve to contrast the dark of sad and the light of glad.I love Matt Haig...and I love that I have a good friend that knew I needed to read The Truth Pixie!
  • Steph
    Just incredible. I love the poetic, rhyming style of this book, the incredible illustrations and the absolute championing message of this book. I definitely cried when I read this (aloud to myself, so what of it?) because no one is too old to hear this advice, ever. Off to buy another copy for school.
  • MaasMadness
    possibly the best kid's book i've read all year? this one is DEFFO going on every list i make. look out for my 2018 wrap-up, will be posting blog link on here. man oh man, get this one for your kids for xmas, kids books don't get better than this. so looking forward to story time with this one (and the questions after!)
  • Kate
    Totally overrated! A sweet enough book with a couple of poignant lines, but I didn’t think the rhyming was very good and the storyline wasn’t that magical. I have liked Matt Haig’s adult books and I feel this one will be selling purely because of the popularity of those. A tenner for a very small book too!
  • J A Clay
    Charming. Clever. Profound. I read this book to my kids in one sitting and they were gripped the whole way through. Haig has successfully woven some valuable wisdom about how best to regard negative events, into an enchanting story that young children will remember. Very impressed.
  • Jennifer
    Loved "Reasons to Stay Alive," by Haig and was so excited to preorder this for my daughter. It arrived today and we've read it no less than four times this evening. Truth be told, this book is as good for adults as it is for children. Maybe even better.
  • Sandra Armor
    Such an important lesson in this book. Today may be dark, but it won’t always be that way. Lovely rhymes (and lessons) from Matt Haig. Gorgeous illustrations from Chris Mould. A book that every child and parent should read together.
  • Natalie Breton
    I wonder who started telling children that they should always be happy? Unhappiness is more common than happiness. I believe one should be content. I like the little Fairy! I understand how she feels. :-)
  • Susie
    What a beautiful, beautiful book. Matt Haig is a genius, creating a book with a deeply important, profound message that is accessible to all. I will be using this for many of my children in school. Amazing!
  • Samantha Brown
    Outstanding. I would have learned so much from a book like this as a child. I am so grateful to be able to share something so meaningful with my own child, to help him grow and learn to deal with the trials and tribulations that life might bring. Thank you Mr Haig. This is incredible
  • Danboughen
    Perfectly timed release as my children are going through a tough time right now. This book is beautiful. Honest but with the underlying positivity that makes Matt Haig's books so good. I love it, the kids love it, we read it twice the day we got it and at least once each day since. It's great!
  • Andrea
    This should be part of the school curriculum for all children. Wonderfully illustrated, and pure brilliant writing of such a crucial message.
  • j a s m i n e
    Such a great kids book on anxiety! Highly recommend !
  • Sian
    "You'll never know happy unless you know sad."
  • Mrs Claire Milne
    Lovely inspiring little book that I read to the rest of my family tonight. Will be purchasing more as Christmas presents as it sends a positive message to all reading it.
  • Bev
    Charming rhyming story sure to raise some giggles and the illustrations are wonderful.
  • Sarah
    Fantastic story! My 7 year old loved it, it's so true to life for him right now being anxious, thank you! Great read
  • Ineke
    This may be a children's book, but it's such a good reminder that it's OK and normal to have bad days and that things aren't always easy but those things help you appreciate the good!