To help her stay out of trouble, her parents find young witch Salem Hyde an animal companion, Percival J. Whamsford III. They do not much like each other, but when Salem enters the school spelling bee and tries to "spell" her way to victory, she needs Whammy's help.
"Young witch Salem Hyde is stubborn, impulsive, and loves flying. Her cat companion, Whammy, is nervous, careful, and loves staying on the ground. Somehow, though, they're best friends. In this second book in the series, Salem is invited to a birthday party, and she wants to make sure everything goes perfectly. But from the invitations to the presents, party games, and spells gone awry, nothing happens exactly the way it should, and she'll need Whammy's...
After selling enough cookies to earn her troop a camping trip, Salem discovers that the rest of the girls don't enjoy camping, so she and her cat, Whammy end up in the wilderness alone, with only magical mishaps for company.
Salem's school is putting on a winter pageant and she needs to learn to ice-skate if she's going to get a part as a snow angel. She's also stuck babysitting, so she needs Whammy's help in order to balance her responsibilities.