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Hocus Pocus

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  123 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
This zany tale pits a grouchy pooch against Hocus Pocus, a mischievous blue bunny who lives in a magician's hat. When Hocus Pocus spots a bunch of tantalizing carrots poking out of a shopping bag, he decides he must have them. But to reach the kitchen counter, he must risk waking Dog, a pet canine who snoozes nearby. Tiptoeing in a pair of bunny slippers works beautifully ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Kids Can Press
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Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic
1. This book has not received an award.
2. The appropriate grade level for this book is from preschool to second grade.
3. A magician and dog comes back to the house and takes a nap. As they were sleeping, a rabbit appears from the hat and sees carrots. Trying to make its way and to avoid the dog, the dog wakes up. As a lot of messes appear, the human punishes the dog and sends the dog outside.
4. This graphic novel reminds me of Tom and Jerry where the rabbit is Jerry and the dog is Tom. This is b
May 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This wordless picture book has the feel of a graphic novel, but one designed for very small children. It tells the story of Mister Magic who heads home with his pet dog, feeds the dog, and then settles in listening to music with his headset. Once he has fallen asleep, the rabbit jumps out of his hat. On the counter is a grocery bag and he spots some carrots up there. But he has to sneak past the sleeping dog to get there. He has the great idea of wearing slippers to be quieter, but then he crunc ...more
Hannah Wolf
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story is about a dog and rabbit aka "Hocus Pocus" who dual to see who can get what they want. However only one of the emerges victorious. This is a wordless picture book and the illustrations were amazing. Even though their were no words, I fully understood what was going on. The story starts off with a man who is a magician and his dog. The man puts in headphones and settles in for a nap. Meanwhile the rabbit pops out of the hat hoping to get a carrot. But the dog does not like the rabbit ...more
McCall Donnelly
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hocus Pocus is a wordless picture book about a trickster bunny who decides to steal his Mr. Magic's newly bought carrots. The bunny runs into a problem when he wakes Mr. Magic's protective dog. The two animals duke it out while Mr. Magic remains asleep. When he wakes up he finds a big mess, the mischievous bunny has returned to his hat and the dog is in the dog house.

I really enjoyed the layout of this book. Although it is wordless, the panel style illustrations made it very clear what was happ
Mister Magic's pet dog is not a big fan of the rabbit that lives in the magician's hat. The adorable little bunny just wants to get a carrot out of the bag on the counter, but the dog does everything it can to stop him. This wordless picture book feels like a comic book. The antics of the animals bring to mind such hilarious duos as Tom and Jerry, Sylvester and Tweety, Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner, and most especially Pink Panther and The Man. The colorful illustrations fabulously tell the ...more
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely adorable. It was an almost wordless picture book that kept the reader following along. It was a sort of dual between a rabbit and dog while the magician quietly listened to his music. It was a battle of brains verus brawn and in the end the bunny prevailed.
Something that I thought was interesting was the fact that the character's personalities shown through so much, despite not having actual dialogue. The bunny continuously performed very witty and skillful tasks while t
Aug 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A rabbit, tempted by fresh carrots, tries to sneak out of a magician's hat and passed the magician's dog. A series of humorous and wordless, but not soundless negotiations result in an upset magician and one lucky bunny.

The combination of nearly worldess storytelling and graphic novel style panels is sure to make this one a crowd pleaser. A good starting point for introducting graphic novel structure and for Owly fans.
Christine Turner
Target age 3 - 7 (publisher)

This GN is almost wordless. A good choice to encourage visual literacy. Great illustrations!

A mischievous little rabbit from a magician's hat sets his eye on a bunch of fresh carrots on the magician's kitchen counter, but before he can enjoy them he must get past a grumpy dog that is intent on keeping the clever little rabbit away.


Rabbits -- Juvenile fiction

Dogs -- Juvenile fiction

Stories without words
Angelina Justice
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
On the surface this book may not seem like much. It has no words, only pictures. Yet it has excellent potential. It will appeal to a broad age range. Younger children can make their own story or listen to one made up by an adult "reader". Or even better, the story can be told as a partner or group event. This book isn't reliant upon any one language. The humor is visual, so it's universal.

Mar 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
A cute and entertaining wordless picture book. This reminded me of so many of the Looney Tunes cartoons where the smaller (and smarter) animal makes the bigger one look guilty just as the human enters the room. Funny every time! The illustrations are quite cute, and the story is easy to follow.
Mar 09, 2015 rated it liked it
A mischievous little rabbit from a magician's hat sets his eye on a bunch of fresh carrots on the magician's kitchen counter, but before he can enjoy them he must get past a grumpy dog that is intent on keeping the clever little rabbit away.
Aug 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a cuter, less violent book version of "Tom & Jerry". In this wordless book laid out like a long-form comic strip, a magician's rabbit tries to get the carrots without being caught by the dog. Fun!
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
This is basically an episode of Tom and Jerry. It's not my favorite style of humor, but the illustrations are undeniably cute. I think a lot of kids would enjoy following the story from picture to picture, as there are no words.
Stephanie Watson
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is perfect for young children and students. It's a wordless picture book about a rabbit and a dog. It's great for students to learn how to read from left to right as well as use their imagination about what's happening in the story.
The Brothers
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This wordless story is about a rabbit who lives in a magician's hat. When the magician brings home some fresh vegetables, specifically carrots, the rabbit tries to get them, but is continually thwarted by the dog. Until...

Lovely, goofy illustrations.
Susan Rodgers
May 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Lovely illustrations and a humerous story. A great GN for the younger crowd.
Michelle Nero
Jan 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fun read for kids. Such a silly, clever rabbit!
Mar 14, 2015 marked it as zekes
No words but he likes when I make it up
Sep 15, 2011 added it
Shelves: 2011, graphic-novels
Hilarious and totally fun! A great addition to an Elementary graphic novel collection
Debby Baumgartner
Feb 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: wordless, book
Wordless of the interaction of a dog and the rabbit from a magician's hat.
Edward Sullivan
Dog vs. rabbit in a funny wordless romp.
Sep 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-books
My 18 month old's favorite book (could be that he is obessed with dogs) the older kids thought it was funny too. No words so its fun to see how the kids narrate it.
Colby Sharp
Aug 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Fun and cute early graphic novel.
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very cute wordless graphic novel. Kind of a Tom & Jerry feel here.
Nanci Booher
Dec 13, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked the illustrations especially because I have a hard time reading graphic novels/comics and this is in comic form but it is a picture book.
a wordless book.
Jul 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Apr 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books-jp
wordless comic book variety, not necessary for hcl
Sep 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Wordless. It's a twist on the classic dog vs. cat storyline and instead pits dog against rabbit. Simple, bright pictures make it easy for even pre-readers to tell the story.
rated it it was amazing
Jul 15, 2014
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