A new little girl named Veronica moves to the little town of Homeville and makes a wish at the town's fountain. After making her wish, the fountain lights up and sprays the colors of the rainbow. All the other children who frequent the fountain want to know the reason why it sprays the colors of the rainbow for the new little girl's wishes and not for theirs. Only Veronica holds the key to the Magic Fountain.
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My granddaughtter Aimee and I read it together and she wrote a review. My report on Veronica and the Magic Fountain by Aimee Morris. Today my grandmother gave me a copy of this wonderful book. I'm in second grade, and I loved reading it. I liked the message of the book, the importance of being unselfish. I especially enjoyed the pictures. My favorite is the one on page 24, because you can see through the splashing water. Thank you for writing this book. --A note from Aimee's grandmother, Helen Morris Aimee read the story without any trouble. The name of the town was the only word that was new to her. Sandi Bloomberg has mastered the art of writing for young children.
As a K-6 administrator for over 22 years, I¿ve seen the mixed reception afforded children new to the school community. Each fall the ¿new kid¿ in class has a few weeks to gain acceptance based on numerous factors, ranging from the newbie¿s looks, to clothes (backpacks!), to sports prowess, or even the number of screen names on their AIM list. But a couple kids always get snubbed ¿ wrong speech, wrong sneakers, wrong neighborhood. Ms. Bloomberg¿s new book, ¿Veronica and the Magic Fountain,¿ is for these kids. New to Holmsville, little Veronica has a special skill none of the other kids can duplicate. When she tosses pennies into the local park¿s wishing-fountain, the spraying water miraculously changes to rainbows, to the amazement of all. Over the years, I haven¿t liked every student (or teacher!) I¿ve worked with, but learning to function as part of group ¿ whether it¿s at school, a factory, or an office ¿ is an essential skill we all must learn to make it in a complex society. Now I won¿t blow Veronica¿s secret, but she could show us how to look for that special ¿rainbow¿ in every kid, popular or not.