RABBIT-CADABRA! by James Howe

RABBIT-CADABRA!

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Age Range: 5 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 When Harold and pals Chester and Howie see the poster for ``The Amazing Karlovsky,'' who's to perform at the local school, they're alarmed: That's Bunnicula he's pulling out of a hat--will the world be overrun with vampire rabbits? After scavenging a dumpster for garlic, they dash to school (aromatic pizza trailing) and interrupt the magician just as a red-eyed rabbit jumps from his hat with a bunch of white carrots. Pleasurable pandemonium ensues; the magician is unmasked as the Monroes' Cousin Charlie; and a delighted young Toby Monroe learns how to get a rabbit out of a hat--a trick readers can mimic with instructions (and/or ``punch-out props'') in the back. The appealing animals in Daniel's illustrations burst their borders- -and almost off the pages. Predictable, but fans will love it. (Picture book. 5-9)

Pub Date: April 23rd, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-10402-9
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1993




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