Friday, January 19, 2018

The Magician’s Hat by Malcolm Mitchell - OPTIONAL

Mitchell, Malcolm The Magician’s Hat, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.  PICTURE BOOK.  Orchard Books (Scholastic), 2018.  $18. 9781338114546

The Magician has come to Family Fun Day at the library, but he has more than regular magic tricks.  He brings the magic within books to life for the children, showing them that so many things are possible if you dream. 

Unfortunately this picture book lacks the mention of the idea that you also have to work to achieve your dreams.  Also, for one of the boys dreams of being the stereotypical football star, which I find to be weak storytelling. With a couple of small tweaks, this could have been an inspirational book.

EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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