by Jennifer Torres
This new beginning chapter book series features Catalina, a girl who likes things to be perfect. Her family describes as her being persnickety. She is disappointed when her great-aunt, Tia Abuela, a famous telenovela actress, gives her a sewing kit for her 8th birthday. However, she discovers that it’s not boring but instead, can be used to turn ordinary clothing into magical disguises. She uses this magic to sew the perfect disguise to solve a mystery and also learns the magic is only as strong as her stiches. Kids who love a good mystery with a touch of magic will enjoy this series.