The story centers around our two main characters who are on summer vacation. One day, while our dynamic duo are playing in an old gravel pit, (digging a hole to Australia) they uncover a most unusual creature. This extraordinary creature has eyes on long horns like a snail's, and it can move them in and out like telescopes; it has ears like a bat's, and its tubby body is shaped like a spider's and covered with thick soft fur. It has hands and feet like a monkey's! The sand-fairy, as the children call it, is an ancient, ugly, irritable and cantankerous creature - its only redeeming feature is that it can grant wishes!
Everyday, It grants our characters a wish that lasts until sunset. Of course, our friends are overjoyed with this discovery; instantly thinking of all the wishes they've always wanted. But no matter how carefully the children plan - their wishes keep backfiring. For example, our characters wish to be 'as handsome and attractive as a beautiful day' the only problem is they are so beautiful that they don't recognize each other and neither does anyone else! Whether it's wishing for wings or a castle with a moat - each wish results in some very unexpected predicaments. The message eventually becomes clear; be careful what you wish for - you may just get it!
Based on Edith Nesbit's classic children's fantasy novel published in 1902, Five Children and It the Book By You version, Two Children and It is one of five in our Edith Nesbit collection. These are wonderful stories, updated, edited and personalized by Book By You, where themes such as the value of friendship, perseverance and following your dreams are explored and uniquely presented in a manner only possible through a full-length personalized story. Take a look at the other Book By You personalized books in the Nesbit collection: The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Amulet, The Enchanted Castle and The Book of Dragons ...Read Less