Hedgehog's Magic Tricks

Hedgehog's Magic Tricks

By Ruth Paul; Ruth Paul (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763663858, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2013


A gentle picture book demonstrates that sometimes a little help from friends is all the magic you need.

Like many amateur magicians, Hedgehog finds that his tricks don’t always proceed as planned. Mouse doesn’t quite disappear, Rabbit (being larger than Hedgehog) is difficult to pull from the hat, and Duckling is not quite brave enough to endure a turn as magician’s helper. But when Hedgehog’s friends see how sad he is, they provide a surprise that results in everyone agreeing that Hedgehog is very good at magic after all. Preschoolers will delight in the sweet illustrations and in seeing what Hedgehog doesn’t — his friends helping to make his day magical.

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