I Am Reading with CD: Hocus Pocus Hound
Can Marvo the Magician's awful assistant be taught new tricks by Hocus Pocus Hound? Doris is the world's worst magician's assistant - she muddles up the magic cards, mislays the magic wand and swiggs three extra-large milkshakes just before she's about to get sawn in half! Her boss Marvo gives her the sack. Because Marvo is mean he decides to employ a stray dog as his new assistant, as he won't have to pay any wages. Despite a slight wind problem, Hocus Pocus Hound turns out to be a great magician's assistant - he juggles, balances boiled eggs on his tail and never wriggles when being sawn in half. Marvo's act takes off, but he gets really greedy. Doris and HPH have one last trick up their sleeves to get their own back...
- Paperback | 48 pages
- 149 x 210 x 5mm | 110g
- 16 Oct 2006
- Pan MacMillan
- Kingfisher Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- col. Illustrations
About Samantha Hay
Sam Hay is an exciting new author with a wonderful sense of humour. Hocus Pocus Hound comes hot on the heels of her debut title Creepy Customers (also an I Am Reading). Sam worked as a journalist for the BBC as Deputy Editor of BBC2 programme 'Working Lunch'. She grew up in Scotland and now lives in Monmouth, Wales with her 18 month-old daughter, Alice. Sam loves pickled beetroot and Curly Wurlies (separately). Nathan Reed is an young, talented illustrator who illustrated the HarperCollins Witch-in-Training series. Nathan lives in Balham, London.
"Beautifully presented... guaranteed to introduce younger children to the joys of reading." Junior Education "Very supportive to young, newly independent readers." Reading & Information Centre, University of Reading"