The Magic Word
She puts her coloured pencils and a sprinkling of magical ingredients into a big pot. Then she says the magic word. But the pencils start writing on walls, scribbling on the table, and doodling on the fridge! Can Catriona stop the magical mayhem?
This is a hilarious new picture book from Lari Don, author of The Big Bottom Hunt and Orange Juice Peas!, vibrantly illustrated by Claire Keay, about the consequences of taking shortcuts, and the power of the magic word.
- Paperback | 32 pages
- 230 x 265 x 5.08mm | 200g
- 19 Sep 2013
- FLORIS BOOKS
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- colour illustrations
Other books in this series
15 May 2014
16 Sep 2016
-- Early Years Educator
'Children will delight in this amusing book. I loved the humour created by the messages the pencils write, and the way the drawings completely fill the page. Don manages to comically convey the message that hard work is ultimately more rewarding than taking a short cut.'
-- The School Librarian
'... a typically fun Lari Don story... I love the fact that Catriona just guesses at the magic ingredients and words and that she is actually successful. Only in Lari's world could this happen!'
-- Lothian Life
'Children will enjoy laughing at the mess Catriona makes, but all ends well... Some lessons in perseverance and politeness here, as well as a whole lot of fun.'
-- Anabel Marsh, Anabel's Children's Literature Blog
'This airy cautionary tale will draw young listeners in with its appealing illustrations as Catriona realizes that thank-you notes aren't so bad after all.'
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