ABRACADABRA by Ingrid Schubert

ABRACADABRA

Age Range: 2 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 A bear with a pig snout? A frog with wings? Macrobius the magician has played mix and match with all the animals in the forest. Something has to be done about him--soon. The animals think that Fox will have an answer, but even he has fallen under the spell and sports large yellow goose feet. Lowly Hedgehog comes up with a plan and all of them work together to best Macrobius. The text of this ``united we stand'' story is adequate, but the lively illustrations run away with the honors. Detailed watercolors, many of them full-bleed, double-page spreads, feature a large cast of mixed-up animals, an atmospheric forest, and a rather timid magician. Children will have fun figuring out whose misplaced body parts belong to whom, and the endpapers offer clues to Macrobius's bewitchment. (Picture book. 2-8)

Pub Date: April 15th, 1997
ISBN: 1-886910-17-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Lemniscaat/Boyds Mills
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1997




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