Author(s): Ruth Symes
Bella's cat is a real witch's cat and Bella tells her everything! At school Bella's class are practising for a big gym display. Bella is rubbish at gym - hard as she tries, she can't manage to vault over the horse or climb the rope or walk along the narrow beam without falling off. But she knows Pegatha would be able to do it easy peasy. So they decide to cast a spell to swap places. Bella will be a cat and Pegatha will be a girl. It's a very short-lived spell, but it will last just long enough for everyone to think Bella is brilliant at gym - even if it's just for one lesson! The lesson goes really well - but then the spell lasts longer than expected ...
"Wonderfully bewitching witchcraft for a series of animal magic and mayhem which will cast a spell over little girls - a warm, reassuring and uplifting series which never loses its sense of fun, magic and adventure." Lancashire Evening News "Has a warmth and directness that will hold young readers - sympathetic characters - especially Bella - reinforce the story's happy outcome and good-natured tone. Large black-and-white drawings decorating most of the double-page spreads add to the story's charm." Books for Keeps
Ruth Symes is an author, scriptwriter and writing tutor. She was the resident writing coach on The Richard and Judy Show and one of the judges of their Write a Children's Short Story competition on Channel 4. She has written many novels and picture books, including the Little Rex series for Piccadilly Press. Marion Lindsay is an illustrator and writer of children's stories. She recently completed her MA in children's book illustration at Cambridge School of Art. This is her sixth book for Piccadilly. Marion lives in Cambridge in a house of artists.