5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review! Waverly gets frightened which she loses her magical powers; will they ever return? Waverly and Bobby Take New York City is a whimsical picture book of fun and adventure on a trip to New York City. Readers will enjoy their visit to the Empire State Building and other attractions in The Big Apple. Author Angela Lindsey takes us on a magical adventure to discover more about the history of magic. Waverly, Bobby, and their classmates attend a convention of magical powers in the large city. If you enjoyed Waverly the Witch, you’ll love the sequel. When Waverly loses her magical abilities, she and her classmates discover how to restore their skills. Readers are reminded to follow directions and obey signage, especially if a sign says, “Do not touch.” But I wouldn’t change someone else’s breakfast into pink eggs by casting a spell.
5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review! Angela Lindsey’s Waverly the Witch addresses the fears kids and grownups often feel when encountering new experiences and places. As Waverly discovers, her new school is a warm and friendly place where she feels perfectly at home. I appreciated how her parents encouraged her to discover the magical qualities of her school and herself for herself. Corryn Webb’s images are the perfect accompaniment to this charming story. Each page holds clues for careful readers to learn more about Waverly and her family’s magical background. Likewise, those panels showing the school are brimming with magic — dragons, pointed hats, wands, and even a flying broomstick or two can be spied as young readers follow Waverly’s adventures. While an excellent selection for story hour, Lindsey’s choice of vocabulary and large font make this a perfect choice for a new reader, magical even. Waverly the Witch: Waverly’s Magical Adventures is most highly recommended.