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The Ice Castle

Book #5 of Daisy Dreamer
Illustrated by Genevieve Santos

Hi! I’m Daisy Dreamer and my totally true imaginary friend Posey and I are going on a winter adventure! Oh, and you’re totally invited, too!

I love snow days! I mean, who doesn’t? But do you know what’s better than a snow day? A snow day in the World of Make-Believe! Obviously! But do you know what’s even better than that? A snow day in the World of Make-Believe visiting a really real Ice Castle! Join Posey and me, as we build snow-nimals, go bed-sledding, and have a brrr-tastic snowberang fight. There’s just one thing to remember: Stay out of the Ice Castle’s tower. It may be a little cursed, but that’s snow reason to not come along!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Daisy Dreamer chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

The Ice Castle Happy Snow Day!
WHOOSH!

A gust of wind whips the covers off my warm, snuggly bed. Does the wind want to play hide-and-seek? I feel around for sheets and blankets. I am like a grumpy caterpillar that wants to stay inside her cocoon. I tug the covers over my head.

SWOOSH!



The wind steals them again!

“BAAAAH!” I cry as I jerk the covers back over me. Sir Pounce attacks the ripples in my blanket. “STOP!” Then I scrunch up in a ball to keep warm. It’s freezing in here. And, wait, why is there wind in my bedroom?



I peek out from under my covers and do a double blink. Am I dreaming? I wonder. Or maybe my eyeballs are playing tricks on me! Because . . .



It’s snowing!

In. My. Room.



And there is an igloo!

On. My. Floor.

And someone is crawling out of the igloo’s tunnel right now, and I know just who it is! Posey! My imaginary friend!

“HAPPY SNOW DAY!” he shouts, a proud smile on his face. I rub my eyes and smile back at him. Only Posey could make it snow in my room. Then my imaginary friend hops to the window.

“It’s snowing outside, too!” he exclaims.

I want to look out and see the snow, but I’m tangled in my covers. I roll right off my bed and onto the floor. Oof!





I jump to my feet and brush the snow off my pajamas. Brrr! Then I take two large leaps to the window. Yeow! My feet are like ice cubes! But I look outside anyway. The snow has frosted the lawn, the fence, the bird feeder, and all the limbs on the trees.

“It’s our first snow day together!” I say, dancing from one foot to the other to avoid the cold.

Posey has already started to roll a ball for a snowman right on my bedroom floor! I want to help him, but my feet are frozen, and—oh no!—I hear footsteps on the stairs.

I tap Posey’s shoulder like a woodpecker.

“Posey! My mom is coming!” I warn him. “Make it stop snowing in here! Get rid of that igloo! HURRY! Or I’ll be sent to the North Pole for real!”

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.

Photograph by Mark J. Sebastian

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 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.

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