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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

This Book Is Magic-- Review & Giveaway



Disclosure: Penguin Kids gave me a copy of this book free of charge for this review and is running the giveaway. All opinions in my review are my own and I did not receive any other compensation.  As in all my reviews I am providing links for your ease, but receive no compensation.

Do you have a child who always wants to touch the book while you read it? Or perhaps you want your non-reading child to have more of a role during story time. Or you are like me with a budding magician. If you have a child or desire that matches one of these do I have a book for you!! The book is This Book Is Magic by Ashley Evanson. It is being released today!!



http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/538703/this-book-is-magic-by-ashley-evanson/#


This book is perfect for younger children. Hazel (age 8) is a bit old for it. However it is an interactive book that has the kids use their fingers as magic wands to change the pictures (by turning the page). It reminds me a bit of Press Here! by Herve Tullet.  It draws the child into the book by giving them a role in the story. The words are rather simple and so are the actions. It is a great introduction to magic.


Hazel has been fascinated with magic since learning about Harry Houdini and Adelaide Herrmann. In fact this past Halloween she had me get her magic wands from Oriental Trading, so she could play magician. Penguin Kids also sent us a fun kit to go with the book including more wands, which is a good thing since I don't think Hazel knows where her other ones are. It also included some magic tricks to try like this popular one from my childhood--the rubber pencil.

 She also got a few tricks in her Christmas stocking and has mastered a couple of them.


We will be sharing a few more soon including her special hat trick using this new hat she just got. Stay tuned. We hope  you will check out this new fun book!! And now a chance to win your own copy from Penguin Young Readers. Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Enter for a chance to win one of five (5) finished copies of This Book is Magic by Ashley Evanson (ARV: $19.99).
 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on January 15, 2017 and 11:59 PM on January 22, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about November 21, 2016. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.