An endearing Latina protagonist struggles with everyday kid issues through the creative lens of magical powers.

Cici is looking forward to her favorite camping activities with her dad and her friend Kendra. But nothing goes as planned?her favorite campsite is already taken, and an over-eager forest sprite steals the marshmallows and ruins her hiking map. But with Cici's new fairy powers, nature has more in store for her than she'd expected. Can Cici come to see the magic in surprises, before their whole trip is ruined?


Cori Doerrfeld is a freelance author and illustrator who holds degrees from St. Olaf College and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has written and illustrated several picture books, including Penny Loves Pink, Little Bunny Foo Foo: The Real Story, Matilda in the Middle, and Maggie and Wendel. She lives in Minneapolis with her comic artist husband, Tyler Page, and their two children, Charlotte and Leo. You can follow Cori's work on her website:

Tyler Page is an Eisner-nominated and Xeric Grant-winning artist and educator. In addition to publishing his own work, he illustrated the Graphic Universe series The Chicagoland Detective Agency and has created comics and illustrations for a variety of commercial clients. He is also the Director of Print Technology Services at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, author/illustrator Cori Doerrfeld, and their two children.


Fans of the earlier books will be excited about Cici’s latest escapade.

School Library Journal

Doerrfeld and Page’s colorful cartoon illustrations are lively with fantastic creatures, woodsy settings, and shimmery magic, and Cici’s fairy sight, which reveals the true nature of her family members, is a fun visual trick—her father, for instance, is a bear, while her mother has tentacles. With a cozy, meaningful message and a charming Latina protagonist, this easy-reading volume is a great pick for elementary-schoolers eager for fantasy comics.


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