Twinkle (Twinkle #1)

by Katharine Holabird (Author) Sarah Warburton (Illustrator)

Twinkle (Twinkle #1)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Twinkle

From the acclaimed author of the beloved Angelina Ballerina series comes a delightful picture book about a feisty fairy named Twinkle!

Twinkle is just starting to learn her spells in fairy school, and she can't seem to understand that what comes naturally for all the other fairies-in-training is a bit of a struggle for her. With spells going sideways and frustration running high, this sweet, triumphant story about persistence is perfect for parents to share with their little ones who are learning new skills.

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Publishers Weekly

In this pink confection (real sparkles embellish the cover and final page), the wide-eyed, gossamer-winged Twinkle is in her first days at the Fairy School of Magic and Music. She's joined by fetchingly named pals (Buttercup, Izzybell), and they've all been issued wands and notebooks. But Twinkle struggles with the spells coursework, and when she practices at night--in defiance of her patient teacher, Miss Flutterbee--the misbegotten enchantments create a banging, clanging "rumpus" in her fairy pod that wakes up all the forest animals. Instead of scolding, Miss Flutterbee offers Twinkle a fairy hack for mastering abracadabras: singing spells instead of chanting them. Bubbly prose and a cute heroine whose determination wavers only a teeny, relatable bit makes this a story certain to flutter the hearts of Holabird's Angelina Ballerina fans. Zephyrlike watercolor and ink drawings by Warburton (Daddy Lion's Tea Party) add just the right glints of fairy slapstick and mischievous humor--was there ever anything so adorable as a peeved hedgehog? Ages 3-7. (Jan.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.
Katharine Holabird
Katharine Holabird grew up in a family of architects and artists in Chicago. As a child, she lived in an imaginary world of fairy tales, princesses, and ballerinas, and loved to perform and dance with her sisters. She wrote the first Angelina Ballerina at the kitchen table with her daughters twirling around her. Katharine has three grown children and three grandchildren, and now lives in New York City with her husband.

Helen Craig has illustrated more than sixty books for children, including the Angelina Ballerina books. She lives in England.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Little Simon
Publication date
December 20, 2018
BISAC categories
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV039090 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | New Experience
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV010000 - Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
JUV012030 - Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | General
Library of Congress categories
First day of school

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