Friday, March 29, 2013

PPBF: Monty and Milli: The Totally Amazing Magic Trick

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Title:  Monty and Milli: The Totally Amazing Magic Trick
Author/Illustrator:Tracey Corderoy/Tim Warnes
Publisher/Date: Good Books/2012
Genre/Audience: Fiction/Ages 4+
Themes: siblings, magic

Opening
"Everything Monty did... Milli did, too."

Synopsis: (From book jacket)
"When Milli tried to help Monty with his best magic tricks, Monty wished his little sister would turn into a warty toad - until he thought she actually did."

Why I Love This Book
With simple text and engaging pictures, a story of sibling dynamics plays out in the context of learning magic. Monty is the older brother. He gets tired of Milli copying him all the time. When he gets a magic set, he is thrilled to have something to do by himself. But he realizes he misses Milli after a while. Families everywhere will relate to this sweet story of sibling rivalry and resolution.

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9 comments:

  1. I was surprised when I finally saw the cover, because I know of another Monty-doing-magic book - with a completely different Monty. I'll have to read this one too!

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  2. Looks SUPER cute ... and I can always use another siblings book on my shelf Thanks!

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  3. Every kid is mesmerized by magic tricks. This should be very satisfying for young readers. Great story of friendships.

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  4. Sweet. I love those two mice on the front cover! Magic is always a winner.

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  5. Nice message for kids. It's easy to take each other for granted.

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  6. Cute cover! I like magic books. And sibling tension usually makes for a good story. I'll have to check this one out!

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  7. Like the others I like the cover and think one can't go wrong with a sibling rivalry book. :)

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  8. Oh, this is very sweet. My boys do pretty well together most of the time, but I know there are times the older one wishes the little one would "disappear."

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  9. Too cute! I love the title and the cover. I'm adding this to my need to read soon list!!!!

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