The Magic Day

(Sparkleton: Bk. 1). Jun. 2020. 96p. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9780062947925; pap. $5.99. ISBN 9780062947918.
Gr 1-3–All little purple Sparkleton wants is wish-granting magic; his sister Nella has it, as does most of his family. He hasn’t grown into his magic yet, but he knows he would be awesome at granting wishes! When Nella grants him one wish, he wishes for wish-granting abilities for one day. It might be a terrible idea, Nella warns, but she does it anyway. What follows is an enjoyable and upside-down enchanted journey through Sparkleton’s day as he goes around granting his friends’ wishes—sort of. Will Sparkleton learn the most important rule of magic-- that it’s to make others happy—before the day is over?
VERDICT With adorable graphics and encouraging unicorns at the end of the chapters, Sparkleton is about to take elementary libraries by (glittery) storm.

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