Join Chloe, Ryan, Juan, and Hannah as they spell their way through the 9th Annual Jefferson Elementary School spelling bee.  Whether it’s playing with rhyme, telling knock knock jokes, or tackling homophones, these spellers will keep you in splits.  Finally, will one lucky charm prove to be unlucky?  This dramatic spelling bee can only be summed up by Chloe’s favorite word: sardoodledom.


A Spelling Bee Tale


GOLD MEDAL WINNER Reading Skills/Literacy Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards



Perfectly captures the atmosphere of a spelling bee.

                                 - Ekta Garg (Bookpleasures)

Engaging and light-hearted...full of clever word play.

                                 - Linda LaMond (Librarian, San Rafael City Schools)

Fantastically fun! A true learning experience!

                                 - Amy Lignor (Feathered Quill Book Reviews)


Jessica Warrick is a children’s illustrator and cartoonist who creates digital art for websites, e-books, and traditional picture books.  She began her career as an editorial and comic strip cartoonist for various publications throughout the Northwest.  For more information, please visit

Krishna Dalal has participated and placed in numerous spelling bees in her youth.  These experiences not only led to a love of words and a pair of nerdy glasses, they inspired her first children’s book.  The road from investment banking to teaching (and a few careers in between) always had a fork in writing.  She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Jayesh, and son, Vihaan. For information regarding Ms. Dalal’s school author visits, please click here.