National Ice Cream Day

Today is National Ice Cream Day! Of course, we went right for a double-scoop of magic.

Jonah plopped a spoonful of Chocolate Orange Switcheroo into my glass. “Try this one.”

I took a small bite to start with. The ice cream melted against my tongue, sweet and fruity and smooth. Then came the switcheroo part a chocolate fudgy flavor that caused the corners of my jaws to tingle with happiness.

Bittersweet
Tangy
Citrus

Crazy good!

 

A Snicker of Magic
Natalie Lloyd
Lloyd, Natalie - A Snicker of Magic 2

Downy Feathers

Falcon Chick

When I awoke my eyes opened on two gray eyes in a white stroobly head. Small pinfeathers were sticking out of the stroobly down, like feathers in an Indian quiver. The blue beak curled down in a snarl and up in a smile.

“Oh, Frightful,” I said, “you are a raving beauty.”

My Side of the Mountain
Jean Craighead George

George, Jean Craighead - My Side of the Mountain

Silent Feathers

Raffa turned to watch the bird as it soared behind them. It was a great-tufted owl, easily the biggest he had ever seen. It banked in a smooth curve, barely moving a feather—then headed back toward them.

“Look out!”

The owl came at them again, its vicious talons extended for a strike.

Forest of Wonders (Wing & Claw, #1)
Linda Sue Park

Park, Linda Sue - Forest of Wonders

Flying Keys

Not for nothing, though, was Harry the youngest Seeker in a century. He had a knack for spotting things that other people didn’t. After a minute’s weaving about through the whirl of rainbow feathers, he noticed a large silver key that had a bent wing, as if it had already been caught and stuffed roughly into the keyhole.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
J. K. Rowling

Rowling, J.K. - HP Sorcerer's Stone