cover image OMG... I Did It Again?!

OMG... I Did It Again?!

Talia Aikens-Nuñez. Central Avenue (IPG, dist.), $8.95 trade paper (96p) ISBN 978-1-77168-034-9

In a sequel to 2014’s OMG... Am I a Witch?!, fifth grader Apple Appleton continues to struggle with the reality that she’s a witch. As the story opens, a parade of elephants tromps down the street, inadvertently summoned by April while she was dreaming. She quickly calls on her best friends, Grace and Eve, to help get rid of the animals while simultaneously trying to stay out of trouble with her parents. April’s subconscious desire to keep the elephants safe from ivory hunters gives the story a hint of an environmental undercurrent, but Aikens-Nuñez is mostly happy to keep the mood light, with abundant references to all the elephant dung piling up outside, some of which is required to reverse the magical spell. It’s a breezy story of magic run amok. Ages 9–12. (May)