Introducing Hattie the magician and her magic hat! Hattie is no ordinary rabbit, and her hat is no ordinary hat. When Hattie shouts “Abracadabra, katakurico!” out pops a cat from Hattie’s magic hat. Abracadabra, katakurico… Out pops a squirrel! Can you guess what creature Hattie will pull from her magic hat next?
From renowned author and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura comes a highly interactive picture book that’s great for summer storytimes with even the youngest readers. Featuring simple, repetitive language, engaging opportunities for prediction, and fun magic words, Hat Tricks is a great pairing for magic-themed activities and animal units. Perfect for magicians and bookworms alike, dive in to this delightful book pick, and follow along as Hattie conjures up animal after animal from her magic hat.
“Dynamic, fun-filled, imaginative, and ideal for participatory reading aloud.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“Wonderful pacing and exceptional charm….comedy gold.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Positively bursting with storytime potential… Young audiences will loudly echo the closing plaudits: ‘Brava, Hattie! Bravo, hat!’” —Booklist
“Pure silliness that’s bound to be requested by listeners again and again.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Bold and lively pictures… [Kitamura’s] use of color is especially striking… Magician Hattie takes a well-deserved bow at the end, but preschoolers are going to want to start the story all over again, chanting, “Abracadabra, katakurico.’” —The Horn Book Magazine
“An amusing peek-a-boo tale for budding magic fans….vivid characters make this much more than a one-trick story.” —Publishers Weekly
“The interactivity of this book makes it a perfect read-aloud for young children. Its bright colors and the funny faces on the animals all work to make this a book that early childhood educators will want in their libraries.”—School Library Journal