09-25-2012 07:39 PM
I don't know if this was a one-shot in a magazine like Highlights or if it was a Little Golden Book. I just remember reading it sometime in the mid-80s in a doctor's office.
The story was about some fairies who live in dandelions in a cow pasture next to the royal gardens. They face all sorts of challenges because of the cows. One day a big wind sweeps up one or more of the fairies and they float into the bedroom of a very sickly little princess.
They demand to know why she's in bed on such a beautiful day and she informs them she's sick. They think there's nothing wrong with her that some fresh air and sunshine wouldn't cure. Sure enough, soon as she starts playing outside she becomes healthy. In gratitude, the kind allows a certain amount of dandelions to grow in the royal gardens so the fairies have a cow free place to live.
I'm hoping it's an actual book and not a magazine. Because if it was the latter I'm out of luck.