Wow, my kids really understood and appreciated this story! Siblings are a wonderful thing, but sometimes they aren’t…Arabella shows us how frustrating siblings can be, but does that mean we don’t really want them around?
Arabella is a special girl with parents that love her. She also gets one wish granted each year. This year, she wishes for a magic pencil that will make anything that she draws come to life. She creates so many beautiful things with her imagination and her pencil. Then, her new brother disrupts her play, in frustration, she erases him! At first, she is happy but quickly realizes that she has made a mistake. Can she correct her error?
I loved this story, and so did my kids. They connected with Arabella and her frustration with her little brother. My daughter was so invested in the story, she kept making little surprised sounds and comments as things happened. I loved her investment in the story!
The illustrations are absolutely beautiful. They were light and soft, which matched the story perfectly. I had to turn the page back a few times because the kids weren’t done taking it all in!
Overall, I thought this was a wonderful children’s story that showed that even though we get frustrated with siblings, we still love them, and would not really want them to be erased.
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend