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ABRACADABRA! MAGIC WITH MOUSE AND MOLE by Wong Herbert Yee

ABRACADABRA! MAGIC WITH MOUSE AND MOLE

From the Mouse & Mole series

By Wong Herbert Yee (Author) , Wong Herbert Yee (Illustrator)

Age Range: 5 - 9

Pub Date: Oct. 22nd, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-618-75926-2
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Mouse and Mole, friends who could be buddies with Frog and Toad, are back in this four-chapter book for new readers. Mole is simply mad about magic and is thrilled to have tickets to a traveling magic show. Mouse, once she chooses the right moon-and-star dress for such an occasion, is almost as excited as Mole. But when Mole discovers that the magic is just a trick, his disillusionment nearly overwhelms him. Mouse, ever philosophical, comes up with some real magic that brings Mole happiness. Frequent, small frames resembling comic-book cells are sprinkled among the full-page illustrations, pulling the reader forward. Warm nighttime charcoal-and-gouache hues make the magic of Mouse’s natural world warm and inviting to new readers. Perhaps they, too, will look for the magic that is around them everyday, beneath the moon and stars. (Picture book. 5-9)