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Author: Kate Egan
Target: Grades 3-5
What this book is about:
Mike has problems concentrating at school. As a result he is constantly in the principal’s office. However, when he and his neighbor Nora happen upon a magic shop one day, Mike is enthralled with the tricks and finds that he actually might have a talent for magic. He uses magic as a way to build his self esteem and even manages to “magic” his way out a tough situation with a school bully.
Why I love this book:
This book was fine and read fairly quickly. What made it stand out for me were the magic tricks. The book actually includes directions for the tricks that Mike learns and kids can practice them at home. I would have loved this as a kid! All the tricks are easily reproducible and they don’t need special props. They can be done with things you can find around the house.
Who this book is for:
The type on the book is large and the pictures are plentiful so this book is good for kids who are older who are still struggling a bit with chapter books. It is also a fun recreational read for kids who are interested in learning magic.
I am so doing the Shape Shift trick on my kids. Watch them be amazed!
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