Arabella, the precious daughter of a Duke and Duchess, is perfectly happy. She receives an elaborate magical wish for her birthday each year, and life is perfect. Then her baby brother, Avery, is born and the calm, order and peace is shattered (Arabella loves Avery, of course, but it is ‘sometimes very difficult to like him’.) Arabella wishes for a magic pencil that can make anything she draws become real, and sets about creating some beautiful scenes to play within. When Avery invades and disrupts her party scene, she accuses him of ‘ruining everything’ and angrily erases him. Now life is calm and quiet again, but she misses her little brother terribly. She carefully draws his portrait with her magic pencil and he returns to her. Arabella vows never to erase him from her life again and draws him something special to show him how much she cares.
A sweet story featuring an independent and creative young girl, enhanced with pretty watercolour illustrations by Shaney Hyde.