This story takes a wonderful turn as Marie finds herself in secret painting lessons – she never has to colour inside the lines, her animals take on any colour she pleases, and her playful drawings are free to sparkle and shine.
“Marie, this is a mess!”
Marie looked down at the spot of jam on her dress.
“I’m not talking about that stain,” sighed Miss Fowl. “I’m talking about your drawing. Canaries are yellow with little pink beaks. They have legs, not wheels. And you’re colouring outside the lines again.”
Marie put down her purple pencil and looked over at Peter’s drawing. His bird was neatly coloured in with canary yellow and a bit of pink.