Jonas is covered in tomato sauce from top to toe, and it’s not just him and his clothes – the whole kitchen has been decorated with splodges of red. Tina wipes the tomato sauce off her glasses and glares angrily at Jonas. “What on earth were you doing?” she yells at her younger brother. Jonas, clearly shocked at the tomato sauce disaster, tries to blame his best friend Paul instead, grumbling “Paul, I told you to take the pan off the heat!” Cross and upset about the chaos in the kitchen, the three children argue about who is going to clean it all up, all of them feeling worried about the way the whole evening seems to be going wrong.
Over Christmas, Tina, Jonas and Paul’s parents have surprised them with festive meals and lots of presents. They want to say thank you by making them a special New Year’s Eve dinner. But now they are surrounded by chaos and dinner still isn’t made – it isn’t looking good.
Tina simply doesn’t know what to do, so she goes off to her room. She’s sitting miserably on her bed when she catches a glimpse of one of her Christmas presents, a wishing candle from her best friend Lilly. If you light the candle and say your wish out loud three times, then it will come true. Could it work? Tina decides to try it out right away. She lights the candle and announces her wish: “I wish we could magic up a really fantastic New Year’s Eve dinner for our parents.” Three times. Then silence. Has it worked?
Tina goes into the kitchen and sees the astonished faces of her younger brother and his friend, who are both staring open-mouthed out of the window at three superheroes approaching the house. “I can’t believe it, it actually worked!” Tina yells happily.