Friday, December 4, 2020

Review and Giveaway: Arabella and the Magic Pencil by Stephanie Ward

Written by Stephanie Ward | Illustrated by Shaney Hyde | Published by EK Books | ISBN: 9781925820010 | September 2019 (Hardcover) | May 2020 (Paperback) 
Available in Australia & New Zealand, UK, US & Canada


Arabella is a beloved only child who has a picture perfect life until her brother, Avery, arrives. While she loves him, it’s sometimes hard to like him. She spends her days creating marvelous things with her magic pencil, and ignoring him. But when Avery spoils a perfectly proper tea party, Arabella erases him from her life. Oops! How can she get him back? 

“A magical story with luscious language, whimsical illustrations and strong emotional core that will surprise and delight young readers.” – Debra Tidball, award-winning author of The Scared Book and When I See Grandma

Book Details

Title: Arabella and the Magic Pencil
Author: Stephanie Ward
Illustrator: Shaney Hyde
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Activities & Resources

My Review

Arabella and the Magic Pencil is a good book for younger readers by Stephanie M Ward. I thought it was such a cute story that would captivate little ones from start to finish. They will be entertained while learning some very important and valuable lessons.

I enjoyed the illustrations in Arabella and Magic Pencil. Shaney Hyde’s talent shines through in her fun pictures. They visually fit the story perfectly. I loved the colorful pictures and I know it will capture the attention of little ones.

I am giving Arabella and the Magic Pencil a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who are between the ages of four and eight. My son’s school library will be excited to receive our copy. I will be looking forward to more by Stephanie M Ward in the future.

I received Arabella and the Magic Pencil from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 


The author is giving away this cute felted ornament. 

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  1. I'd love this book for my classroom. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I'd love this book for my classroom. Thanks for the giveaway!