The second book of the Backyard Witch series, by acclaimed authors Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge, starring Ms. M, the witch who the Horn Book calls a combination of Mary Poppins and a stand-up comedian. A must-have for newly independent readers and fans of Ivy + Bean, Clementine, and the Food Network
Jess is a superstar on the field and on the court. Soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis you name it, she loves it. But she s a disaster in the kitchen, much to the dismay of her chef mother. When Jess s mom gets a chance to work in a famous kitchen for a week, Jess and her friends, Sadie and Maya, try to help out by making dinner. And . . . let s just say that it goes up in flames. Enter Ms. M, the mysterious witch who appears right when you need her Ms. M is a heroine to rival Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Ms. Frizzle. She doesn t save the day herself, but she helps everyone save it for themselves.
Short chapters filled with illustrator Deborah Marcero s striking, lively black-and-white illustrations make the Backyard Witch series a must-have for young middle grade readers. Includes a recipe and information about cooking and gardening."