I got this primarily for Barrett's illustrations, which turned out to be not numerous. They were pretty but a little too cute for my taste. Little girls who gravitate to the word "fairy" will probably appreciate them more.
The story of the injured little fairy growing up in a garden was... okay. I felt a little bored, to be honest, but I didn't hate it, either. Ditto the protagonist Flory and her dumb squirrel ally. Schlitz seemed to be trying to have her animals both ways -- nature red in tooth and claw while at the same time anthropomorphized for conversations and caring about things like apologies. This combination didn't really work for me, but that's just a matter of taste. Certainly it was not badly written.