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Oct 16 2012

Hedgehog's magic tricks by Ruth Paul

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Walker Books, 2012. ISBN 978 1 921977 68 8
(Ages 3+) Picture book. Magic. Hedgehog practises his magic tricks on his friends, the rabbit, mouse, and the duckling. His attempts to make these animals disappear seems destined to end in failure as each is still there when the cloth is removed.
In bold large print, the simple tale is told over the pages of pastel coloured illustrations showing the animals int heir environment. The book is easy to hold and will intrigue younger readers trying books out for themselves.
The idea of magic and trickery, of abracadabra, the customs of magicians, with their top hats, cane and stage props could all be discussed using this book as an opener.
Fran Knight

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