Hi! I’m Daisy Dreamer and my totally true imaginary friend Posey invited me to his amazing World of Make-Believe! Oh, and this time my best friends Lily and Jasmine are coming, too!
Friends are the best. I mean, I don’t know what I’d ever do without Jasmine and Lily in my life. They stand by my side, always make me laugh, and are the best listeners in the whole wide world. We share everything. That’s why I’m inviting them to the World of Make-Believe! Isn’t that the best idea ever? Obviously. Oh wait, I have an even better idea. You should come, too! Posey, my totally true imaginary friend, is going to tell us all about the Sparkle Fairies and the Imaginaries. All you have to do is start reading! I’ll see you there!
With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Daisy Dreamer chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
Sparkle Fairies and the Imaginaries Believe Me Scritch-scratch!
I crawl through the starry-smooth tunnel to the Hideout—our secret meeting place under the slides at school. Jasmine and Lily scuff along behind me. Then we sit crisscross applesauce on the ground. I swish pebbles out from under me.
“The meeting of the Secret Journal Club is now called to order!” I say as I open my secret journal. It was a gift from my grandmother Upsy.
“What’s on the agenda?” Lily asks, tossing her long dark hair over one shoulder.
I lean closer to my friends. “You’ll never believe it,” I begin.
Their eyes widen. “What?” they both say at the same time.
I check the tunnel to make sure no one’s there.
“Remember my imaginary friend, Posey?” I ask.
Their heads bob up and down. Of course they remember Posey. It’s not every day that an imaginary friend appears out of thin air right in front of you.
“Well, he drew a magic door on my bedroom wall, and then we went to the WOM!” I say, sounding out each letter. Double-U. Oh. Em.
Lily and Jasmine make funny faces, because they have no idea about the WOM.
“WOM stands for the World of Make-Believe!” I say. Obviously.
This makes their eyebrows go way, way, way up.
“Are you saying the World of Make-Believe is a real place?” Jasmine asks.
I nod like crazy. “And it’s beautiful! I got to bounce along a Rainbow Road and pick a raspberry-flavored flower. I also saw all kinds of magical creatures, like Moonsturs and Pretty Pixies! Posey and I even helped a Cloud Critter unicorn named Andever find her melody!”
I can see I said a little too much, because Jasmine’s and Lily’s mouths are hanging open.
“Do you believe me?” I ask.
Then Lily swallows uncomfortably. “Sure, we believe you, Daisy. Don’t we, Jasmine?”
But Lily can’t fool me. I see her secretly poking Jasmine. I sigh loudly. “Okay, okay. I know it sounds a little far-fetched, but I promise it’s all true. I even have proof.”
I reach inside the hidden pocket of my journal and pull out a letter. “Wa-la! This is the letter Posey wrote to me after I visited the WOM!”
Holly Anna has always had a wild imagination. When she was little, she used to doodle drawings that would transport herself and her friends to a wonderful world of make believe. Now she visits other worlds through writing. Holly lives in San Jose, California, with her family. They have four cats: Rocket J. Squirrel, Le Mew, The Honest John Wookenchops a.k.a. “Wookie”, and Noel.
Genevieve Santos is an illustrator born, raised, and living in San Jose, California, and sole proprietor of a small stationery company, Le Petit Elefant. Wanderlust got the best of her so she’s traveled to thirty-one countries before turning thirty, sometimes backpacking, sometimes by camper van, sometimes on her own, but always with a sketchbook. Her love for animation started at a young age, and is what drives her to draw the slightest observations. She also has an insatiable weakness for ice cream.