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Sophisticated, surreal and wonderfully anarchic, this is another brilliant picture book from Mini Grey. They may not look it, but Abra and Cadabra are bad bunnies. They’ve locked the Great Hypno up in his trunk and taken over his magic show, promising it will be fast, and dangerous, and not for the faint-hearted. What follows is indeed a triumph of prestidigitation as they perform magic acts of skill and daring, concluding it all with a mass hypnotism. With the help of his sawn-in-half assistant Brenda, the Great Hypno restores order – though the stage is definitely left for the bunnies to cause more mischief. Grey’s pictorial invention and skill at characterisation fill this with treats for readers of all ages. Pure magic! ~ Andrea Reece
When the great magician, Hypno, goes missing just before a show, his rabbits Abra and Cadabra step in to save the day. But are they all that they seem? Or is there more to their sleight of paw than meets the eye?
An exciting new novelty book from British author and illustrator Mini Grey that will have children and parents laughing out loud.
Praise for Mini Grey;
‘One of the picture books of the year’ The Sunday Times
‘Grey’s pictures are busy, witty, lively . . . No romantic or fly by night of any age could resist this book’ Observer
‘Mini Grey, with all the dash of matinee heroics, pulls it off, with a story and pictures that deserve close examination’ Guardian
‘An original, detailed story told with great humour’ The Bookseller
|Publication date:||15th June 2017|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Early Years|
Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini in a car park in Newport, Wales. She studied for an MA in Sequential Illustration at Brighton under the tutelage of John Vernon Lord. Mini also worked as a primary school teacher in Oxford, where she now lives. Her books include Egg Drop, The Pea and the Princess (shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), Biscuit Bear (winner of the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award), Traction Man is Here (winner of the Boston Horn Book Award and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), The Adventures ...More About Mini Grey