My Magic Wand


I’m writing to you while the snow swirls around outside. This snow storm jogged my memory about the seasons and a delightful book I art directed and designed last year. (Where did 2021 go?!)

The book is My Magic Wand: Growing with the Seasons by Pat Mora and Amber Alvarez.  It is sweet story of a young girl of Latin background who explores growth from age 5 to 6 with a collection of poems throughout the seasons.


The artist’s colorful watercolor mixed media art pairs wonderfully with the poems to pull you into these charming vignetted moments of childhood. Adult and young readers will enjoy the book.

I hope you will check it out!

Stay warm.