Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce
"Here’s a list of things Pip Bartlett can talk to:
Miniature Silky Griffins
Basically, all magical creatures
Here’s a list of things she can’t talk to (at least, not very well):
Basically, all people
Because of a Unicorn Incident at her school (it was an accident!), Pip is spending the summer with her Aunt Emma at the Cloverton Clinic for Magical Creatures. At first, it’s all fun, games, and chatting with Hobgrackles, but when Fuzzles appear and start bursting into flame at the worst possible places, Pip and her new friend Tomas must take action. Because if the mystery of the Fuzzles isn’t solved soon, both magical and unmagical creatures are going to be in a lot of trouble."- summary from Amazon
I've been looking forward to this book for ages. Both of these authors are favorites of mine, and this seemed like such a clever concept for the two of them to work on together. This was such a fun book to read and the illustrations and pages from the Official Guide with Pip's own notations were very cool to see too. The central mystery of the Fuzzles as well as the witty prose propelled me through the book very quickly and made sure it was difficult for me to put it down. I'm extremely excited to read the next book in the series (which was supposed to be out this April, I think, but now has been pushed back to October sadly) and any future books. This is an inventive and interesting story that should delight anyone.
FTC: Borrowed book from library. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.