"The Fairies Tell Us " stories are set in the land of fairies and enhanced with beautiful color illustrated forest landscapes populated with animals and fairies. Each story presents a gently told lesson for boys and girls to learn about dealing with their friends and treating them considerately. Pages at the back of the book are devoted to fairy lore, facts about nature, and discussion points pertaining to the book's story. " The Fairies Tell Us About Compassion " is the story of Belle the Fairy who is partying with her friends, and neglects to look after her ageing frog friend who has come to depend on her. But soon she meets a little glow worm who helps her to understand other creatures' needs and intentions. She realizes at last that she must become more attentive to her friends. She learns that when she understands someone else's feelings, she can share both their happiness and their sadness.