This second book with Polly Diamond and Spell. her magical journal, focuses on a school fair with a book theme. Whatever Polly writes in Spell comes true, which leads to some messy situations at the fair. Children become the characters they ask for at the face painting booth, or the cotton candy Polly calls"Cotton Cloud Candy" begins floating about in small clouds that drift toward the ceiling.
Part of the humor is that Spell takes things quite literally, as you might imagine a book would. So when Polly says that the Book Odyssey is like a roller coaster, Spell turns the display into a real ride. The stories also point out various literary devices and types of wordplay like similes and palindromes. Polly often refers to books she has read, such as How to Train Your Dragon, and a list of Polly's favorite books is included after the story for the reader's easy reference.
Recommended by Suzanne Costner, School Librarian, Tennessee USA
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Also in this series: Polly Diamond and the Magic Book (Book 1)
Polly and her magic book, Spell, have all kinds of adventures together because whatever Polly writes in Spell comes true! But when Polly and Spell join forces to make the school fair super spectacular, they quickly discover that what you write and what you mean are not always the same. Filled with the familiar details of home and school, but with a sprinkling of magic, this book is just right for fans of Ivy + Bean, Judy Moody, and Dory Fantasmagory, as well for aspiring writers, who, just like Polly, know the magic of stories.--from the publisher