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Heidi Heckelbeck Gets the Sniffles

Book #12 of Heidi Heckelbeck
Illustrated by Priscilla Burris
LIST PRICE $5.99

Everyone’s favorite witch has the sniffles! Will she be able to sneeze out a spell to cure herself in time for the fall harvest festival?

Heidi Heckelbeck is all excited about Brewster’s fall festival. She can’t wait to go through the haunted barn with her friend Lucy. But when Heidi starts to sniffle, and then sneeze, and then ache all over, it looks like she’s going to miss out on all the fun. Will a spell do the trick and get her back on her feet again?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Heidi Heckelbeck Gets the Sniffles


Ah-choo! sneezed Heidi. Ah-choo! Ah-choo!

“Wow, you sure are sneezy today,” said Heidi’s friend Bruce Bickerson.

Heidi sniffled and smiled. “It’s nothing,” she said. “Let’s finish our leaf pile.”



Heidi and Bruce raked the leaves into a colorful mound.

“You go first,” Heidi said.

Bruce scurried to the edge of the yard to get a running start. His dog, Frankie, followed close behind.

“One, two, three . . . GO!” shouted Heidi.

Bruce took off, and so did Frankie. It had become a race! Then, whump! Frankie disappeared into the leaf pile.



“We have a winner!” cried Heidi.

“Hey, that didn’t count!” said Bruce. “Frankie wasn’t supposed to race me.”

Heidi covered her mouth to keep from laughing. “Okay, do-over!” she said.



They raked another pile of leaves. Then Bruce put Frankie in his dog run so he wouldn’t interfere.

“Ready?” called Heidi.

Bruce got into position and gave the ready signal.

“On your mark!” shouted Heidi. “Get set! GO!”

Bruce ran across the yard and pounced into the leaves. Then he shook off the leaves and ran back to Heidi.

“Your turn!” he said.



Heidi rubbed her forehead.

“What’s the matter?” asked Bruce.

“Nothing,” Heidi said. “I’m just a little tired.”

“Let’s get a snack,” said Bruce.

“No, thanks,” Heidi said, setting down her rake. “I think I’d better get home.”

Wanda Coven has always loved magic. When she was little, she used to make secret potions from smooshed shells and acorns. Then she would pretend to transport herself and her friends to enchanted places. Now she visits other worlds through writing. Wanda lives with her husband and son in San Jose, California. They have three cats: Hilda, Agnes, and Claw-dia.

Priscilla Burris has illustrated numerous books for children, parents, and teachers. She enjoys cake painting and creating art for products that include murals, greeting cards, and rubber stamps. Priscilla lives with her family in Southern California.

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