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Rabbit Magic

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  287 ratings  ·  53 reviews
A distinctive palette and a large cast of adorable rabbits adorn a lively story told in very few words. When a magic trick goes awry, the magician M. Lapin becomes a sad rabbit while his rabbit assistant, Houdini, becomes the star of the show. After trying increasingly spectacular tricks, Houdini realizes that someone else wants and deserves the spotlight, and in his most ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 10th 2017 by Clarion Books
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Apr 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Rabbits and magic. What could go wrong?
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
The key to a great magic show is picking the right assistant. Houdini, the white rabbit, was the perfect assistant until an unfortunate magical accident which turned the magician, M. Lapin, into a rabbit. Now it was up to Houdini to carry on with the show and he got so good at it that he became a real star. But even as he created more and more elaborate magic tricks, he realized that the magician was never happy being a rabbit. It may be time for Houdini’s greatest trick of all, giving someone e ...more
So this one is a lot of fun, but I wasn't the hugest fan of the underlying subtext of how you should give up something you're really good at if it makes other people sad that they don't get the spotlight.
Brenda Lower
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this! Super cute, great message, fun illustrations. I might need to buy this one.
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This definitely made me crack a smile. I loved the humor and the creativity of the story. This was a fresh take on a subject that all kids love: Magic!
Emily McKnight
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: animals, comical
Summary: A magician. A bunny. A crazy switch. And an overall successful show. This is a tall tale of a magician act gone wrong, that entertains an audience.

Personal Response: I found this book a little juvenile. It wasn't very detailed and was hard to follow as I couldn't tell quite what was going on. Overall, the crazy switch up made for a comical story.
Houdini the Rabbit, the most perfect assistant of all, and a gang of backstage chubby bunnies work hard to help “Monsieur Lapin Presents Heads or Tails … Feeling Lucky?” succeed. When M. Lapin injures himself onstage by slipping on a banana peel, Houdini makes sure that the show goes on—and accidentally transforms M. Lapin into a rabbit. Now the boss, Houdini creates a daring show (with allusions to feats performed by the legendary Houdini) with M. Lapin as his assistant, but it isn’t long befor ...more
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Magician Monsieur Lapin realized that a successful show depends on the right assistant. He ultimately selects Houdini the rabbit, who proves to be a stellar choice. Houdini “took care of…everything.” But one night Monsieur Lapin slips on a banana peel, and Houdini steps in to salvage the show. By sheer accident, Houdini turns the magician into a rabbit, thereby switching roles of magician and helper. Houdini increasingly embraces the starring role, and soon rabbit Lapin and even the other rabbit ...more
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May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
For fans of magic (and adorable bunny rabbits) Meg McLaren’s debut picture book, Rabbit Magic, is sure to enthrall. Reminiscent of the Pixar short film “Presto”, there is plenty to love here as famous magician Monsieur Lapin and his troupe of rabbits put on crowd-pleasing magic shows. One bunny in particular named Houdini is a natural-born performer, and winds up unintentionally stealing the show. Lapin, Houdini and the rest of the rabbit ensemble resolve this predicament in an exceedingly satis ...more
Kayleigh Cyphus
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Life is Magic is a beautifully illustrated story that's full of warmth and fun with the moral of sharing making this ideal for grown ups and little ones alike. The main thing that I love about this book is just how lovely the illustrations are and all the little details throughout, as well as my favourite publication info page ever. I can't wait to see what Meg McLaren does next as this one is a real treasure!
Best thing of the book--illustrations! So CUTE! Funny. And much action to follow to see what the little bunnies are up to. I enjoyed it a great deal. The story itself was good. A nice ending with (to me) an unexpected lesson in it. The only downside is it might be a bit too detailed to share in storytime. They would miss so much in the pictures, and some of the parts of the story are conveyed in the pictures and not the text. Will think on it.
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
I'm a sucker for magicians, so this book called to me while selecting materials for a bunny-themed storytime. This book is definitely a story for a more intimate setting over a storytime -- the pictures can be a little small. But, it's absolutely adorable.
Houdini the rabbit takes up the mantle of magician when the act goes awry one night. He ends up accidentally turning the magician into a bunny. Houdini suddenly becomes the star and leaves behind tending to his fellow bunnies to the depressed
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun twist of a story when the rabbits from the magician's magic trick take over the show and things happen to the magician and the planned show. Houdini, the rabbit, becomes the magician now. Children can discover the illustrations and count and look at what each rabbit is doing in this show. And the ending circles back to where it started.
Christina Reid
Creative story with beautiful illustrations. The key to a good magic act is the right assistant and Houdini the rabbit is the best assistant you can have. He helps out before the show getting everything ready and deals with problems as they arise. hen something goes wrong with one of the shows, he steps into the breach...and then things get even worse!
A fun story that any rabbit fans will enjoy!
A magician is looking for a new assistant, and finds Houdini the rabbit. Houdini is such a good assistant, he is able to carry on the show one night when things are going wrong.

A silly and fun picture book. Cute artwork. Good for magic loving kids.
Joanne Roberts
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Silly story about Houdini the rabbit and his magician, Monsieur Lapin. Full of fun and funny details in the illustrations. Houdini keeps the show running despite the obstacles. The adorable bunnies and their antics will keep readers turning pages to see what happens next.
Rommel Sison
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it
7-year-old daughter: 👍👍👍👍
5-year-old daughter: 👍👍👍👍
Raven Black
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great illustrations and an interesting concept. I would have liked to have seen "more" to the story. Perhaps a longer novel (for beginning and/or up to 3rd grade readers) is required?
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Cute picture book with good illustrations and an interesting story. I found it delightful.
Mollie B
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Super cute story, with a positive message. The kids will love this book for preschool storytime.
Miss Sarah
Oct 04, 2017 rated it liked it
A young rabbit wants to be the assistant in a magic show but when he finally gets a chance how will things go? Cute twists and turns and easy enough for toddler to follow.
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A rabbit becomes the magician in this funny picture book.
Gwen Ayler
Jan 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
The rabbits were cute but the story just felt sort of blah to me. Maybe like the author was trying too hard to have a "moral to the story" kind of moment?
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really cute art with a good message
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
"Life is truly magical when you share it."
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is really clever and includes fun plays on words while presenting the story in something like a graphic novel format. Fun characters and illustrations make this book enjoyable for readers of all ages.
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
McLaren, Meg Rabbit Magic, Clarion Books, 2017. $16.99 PICTURE BOOK Content: G

A great magician and his faithful rabbit assistant, Houdini, find their roles reversed when a magic trick goes wrong. While some are sad about the change, others find opportunities in the new situation. As fame and fortune grow, decisions must be made as to whether or not things should be restored or if sharing the spotlight would bring everyone the most happiness.

Fantastic illustrations and an original story make for
Samuel Tyler
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is not often that you pick up a book and feel the warmth and magic come of it. It is extremely rare in adult fiction, but in children’s books you find it more often if you only look. Great illustrations and wonderful stories can combine to make a book that will entrance both a youngster and adult as they read together. When you find one of these books you should treasure it as it is something that may be read to your grandchildren in the future.

Monsieur Lapin is a renowned magician and he sp
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