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Heidi Heckelbeck and the Snow Day Surprise

Book #33 of Heidi Heckelbeck
Illustrated by Priscilla Burris



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About The Book

Heidi and her friends conjure up the perfect snow day surprise in this thirty-third Heidi Heckelbeck adventure!

Winter is coming to Brewster. There’s a crisp, chill feeling in the air and everyone watches the clouds, waiting for snow to finally fall. But after a week of non-stop rain, Heidi Heckelbeck and her friends wonder if it will ever snow again. Dreams of building snowmen and ice skating in the park are quickly washing away, until Heidi uses a little magic to help Mother Nature. Now the town is in for a real snow day surprise!

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





  Mom dropped a box labeled HEIDI WINTER on the kitchen counter.

  Dad dropped another box beside it, labeled HENRY WINTER.

  Heidi was the first one to spy the box with her name on it.

  “What’s in THERE?” she asked.

  Henry looked over and spotted the box with his name on it. “Let me guess,” he said. “Is THAT where we’re going to LIVE this winter?”


  Heidi rolled her eyes. “Do you really think we’re going to hibernate in boxes, like bears in a cave?!”


  Henry held up his hands. “Well, why not? We can each have our own PRIVATE space, finally!”

  Mom laughed and opened Heidi’s box. She pulled out a snowflake sweater. “These boxes have winter clothes to keep you two bear cubs warm,” she explained.


  Dad opened Henry’s box and said, “We got them out of storage because we heard it might snow today!”


  Heidi and Henry looked at each other and squealed.

  “Does that mean we’re going to have a SNOW day?” asked Heidi.

  Dad switched on the TV. “Let’s listen to the weather report and find out!” he said.

  Heidi and Henry sat at the kitchen table and faced the TV.


  “There’s Melanie Maplethorpe’s MOM!” cried Heidi, pointing at the TV.

  Missy Maplethorpe was the local weather reporter.


  Her daughter, Melanie, was Heidi’s classmate and not-so-very-best friend.



  “Duh, everybody knows THAT,” said Henry.

  “Come on, you two,” said Mom as she turned up the TV volume. “Let’s hear what Missy has to say.”

  The weather reporter stood in front of the Brewster Library with a microphone in her hand. She had a blond ponytail, like her daughter, and she wore a pink winter coat with white fur trim.

  “Brewster beware!” Missy began, her scarf flapping in the wind. “We could be in for the blizzard of the century! Please stay tuned for updates. We may even have some school cancellations this week.”

  Heidi and Henry clapped their hands and shouted, “YAAAAY!”


  Mom and Dad covered their ears.

  “Okay, settle down!” Mom said with a smile. “It’s time to bundle up in your winter clothes. School hasn’t been canceled yet!”




About The Author

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 Colorado Springs, Colorado. They have three cats: Hilda, Agnes, and Claw-dia.

About The Illustrator

(c) Priscilla Burris

Priscilla Burris is the illustrator and author-illustrator of many books for children. She attributes her love of children’s books and library visits to the East Los Angeles Library. Priscilla loves her role of creating characters and stories for readers everywhere. She lives in sunny Arizona, where she finds the sunrises and sunsets awe-inspiring. 

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