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Monday, January 24, 2022

Pet Power! Twinkle's Fairy Pet Day by Katharine Holabird and Sarah Warbarton

"I HAVE WAITED AND WISHED FOR SUCH A LONG TIME,"

"FOR A SWEET LITTLE PET WHO WILL TRULY BE MINE."

Pippa waved her wand, and with flashes and sparkles a beautiful butterfly appeard. Lulu's magic wand produced a glittery lady-bug. But when Twinkle wished for a pet that could run and play, there was quite a hullabaloo.

"BANG!" "CRASH!" "BOOM!"

Purple smoke poured out of the fireplace, followed by--a little wiggly green dragon who leaped into her arms!

"FIDDLESTICKS," SAID TWINKLE! "I JUST WANTED SOMETHING CUTE AND FLUFFY!"

But Fairy Godmother pooh-poohed her complaint and invited all three of them to the FAIRY PET DAY, promising a party with prizes for all.

But dragons are hard on housekeeping. Her dragon, whom she properly named "Scruffy," was a housewrecker--tracking mud into the house, swiping her Fairy treats, and shredding her best slippers. She tried to teach him to come, and sit, and fetch, but although he was sweet, he always did the opposite of what she told him to do. Twinkle knew she needed some help teaching him to behave like the pet of her dreams.

On Fairy Pet Day, Twinkle bathed Scruffy, sprayed him to smell like a flower, and dressed him up prettily, but on the way to the Pet Fairy party, he splashed muddy water over them both. Twinkle was almost in tears as they arrived for Fairy Pet Day. Winning a magical prize was definitely not in the works for poor Twinkle! Still, she couldn't help loving her silly little Scruffy. He WAS her pet!

"JUST DO YOUR BEST, SCRUFFY," SHE WHISPERED TO HER IMPERFECT PET.

And there was Fairy Magic at Fairy Pet Day for Scruffy. In the Fairy Fetch competition, he outdoes all the others, and his little dragon wings become big and beautiful, glowing with Fairyland colors, in best-selling author, Katharine Holabird's Twinkle's Fairy Pet Day. (Little Simon Books.)

Everyone is amazed, and Scruffy wins the prize for the best-trained pet! Holabird, author of the tremendously popular Angelina Ballerina series, has a new fantasy tale, illustrated by artist Sarah Warburton, and her new character, portrayed with plenty of sparkling pink, seems to be one that her fans will want to read more about!

After all, LOVE goes a long way when training the perfect pet.

Says School Library Journal, "... the two unlikely companions bring out the best in each other.

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