The second grade students in Mrs. May-Stein's library class at Community Day School in Pittsburgh wrote magic spells in the spirit of Strega Nona's.
Here is Dylan's magic spell "To Make People Turn 26."
Ingredients: Bananas, Popcorn and Girl Scouts.
"Fat guy, old guy, fancy drum, too,
Ice cream cake,
Turn me 26 years old."
Tomie: I've got bananas and popcorn. But, I need to find some Girl Scouts. Then, I'll say the spell, and "Poof," I will no longer be 75. I'll be 26!