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Bernice is very excited about all the things she is going to do at school today. She sets her alarm but never needs it actually to wake up. Now Cookie helps her wake up in the morning, but usually, she can get up alone. When Papa Bear comes in to tell her that she is not going to school, Bernice is a bit disappointed.
In this chapter, Ester and Tenton have met Araya and then Ester and Araya started on their way to the Whispering Glade. The map is showing Ester the way but she doesn’t understand where they are going or why. Araya leads them along and then suddenly they are being chased. Araya and Ester run and try to get away from what is chasing them. Will they be able to outrun them?
Set in the small town of Maple Ridge, Canada, this story follows the bold and spirited Susan and her loyal dog, Buddy, as they embark on a mission to save the local animal shelter’s animals. Will they get there before the mean businessman Murphy? With over fifty dogs and cats, If they do save them, where will all the animals stay?
Bernice zooms into the house, super excited to tell Papa Bear all about her Math Test. But wait! What’s that yummy smell? Oh, it’s cookies baking in the oven! Yum! Papa Bear asks Bernice if she can help him to bake some cookies to share and she says of course. After they look for all the ingredients they get started making them. The special cookie recipe they’re using is in the show notes, so you can make these super yummy cookies too!
Red Velvet Delight Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon red food colouring
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
– Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
– In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
– In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy and fluffy.
– Add the egg, vanilla extract, and red food coloring to the butter mixture and beat until well combined.
– Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until just combined.
– Stir in the semi-sweet and white chocolate chips.
– Drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
– Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are set but the centers are still soft.
– Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely
Ester and Tenton quickly left the camp when the Chickalores appeared, heading off to follow the map from the book. Ester was surprised to learn that only she could see the map – when she asked Gimball and Araya about it, they couldn’t see anything! This secret made Ester realize that she was chosen by magic. Whenever the book warmed up and glowed, she checks the map to see where their next adventure will take them. What do you think they will find on their journey?
Pancake is a dog that loves running, running, and learning outside. His mom and dad think it is time he went to regular school, and today is his first day. When he arrives at the school, he thinks it looks like a castle. When he arrives at his classroom, his teacher tells him to take a seat; he knows this will not go well.
Bobby is very excited about the science project that he has decided to make. The teacher said they should build something that reflects what they have learned. Bobby realizes that they haven’t learned much about Robots yet but he has a great idea that he is sure he can build. He calls Bernice to chat about it and she listens to his idea and wonders if he can get it finished in time.
Bernice is playing snowballs with Ethan when she runs in to ask Papa Bear if she can play outside for a bit longer before coming in. When she gets inside, she is soaking wet, so she gets dried off, changes her clothes, and settles down to talk to Papa Bear about her day at school. Papa Bear and Bernice talk about her day and the things that happened, and then Bernice says she has a problem….
The adventure continues. Ester is in trouble because the chickalores seem to be after her, so she has to go away quickly. Gimbal wishes they had more time together, but it’s not safe. As they leave, Tenton, who is helping Ester, seems to know her, which is strange. Ester is curious, thinking, “How does Tenton know me when I just got here?”
Voices waked Ester. She got up to go and see what all the noise was about. One of the guards has been attacked by a chickalore, and Gimbal is surprised; they are not usually like this. Ester finally gets back to sleep, and when she wakes up the following day, she and Gimbal chat. Ester wants to ask questions, but the time has come for her to act. When the Magical Book starts glowing again, she knows it is time to go.