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Maxwell's Magic Mix-Up

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  5 reviews
"It's my sister's seventh birthday.
Entertainer calls in sick.
Poor Louise is brokenhearted.
Better find a backup quick!" When Maxwell the Magician entertains at Louise's birthday party, the birthday girl is turned into a rock, her father into a broom, and the guests into animals. It takes Max's young nephew, Alex, to save the day!

Kids will laugh at the mixed-up magic a
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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This is a fun, rhyming story about a little girl who has a magician at her birthday party. He does fabulous tricks, but he doesn’t know how to undo them! His nephew comes to the rescue and turns everything right again by the end of the book.
One of the most endearing parts of this book is the rhyming and meter that accompany it. The pictures are average, but the story is completely engaging. Wonderful for young children!
This book was ok. The story was about a magician that was hired for a birthday party. He clearly needed to work on his skills. The rhyming quality of the book was captivating for children, as were the illustrations. It wasn't, however, a book that stood out once I finished reading.
A magician at a birthday party turns all of the guests into strange things. The illustrations are cute but the rhythm of this story in rhyme felt off. I mentally rewrote in a few places to make the beats come out right.
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Great rhyme. Funny story.
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Linda Ashman's children's books have been named to the "best of the year" lists of the New York Times, Parenting Magazine, Child Magazine, New York Public Library, the Bank Street College of Education, the IRA/CBC and more. She is also the author of The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books .

Linda lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband, Jack Hicks, their son Jackson, and
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