Hocus Pocus by Sylvie Desrosiers

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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 at first -- until a peanut shell gets crunched loudly underfoot. Soon, Dog is wide awake, and the two begin a hilarious battle, trading victories and defeats and ultimately attracting the attention of the none-too-pleased magician.A classic retro feel gives the illustrations and story a fun punch.

About Sylvie Desrosiers

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Born in Montreal, Sylvie Desrosiers now lives in Longueuil, Quebec, just across the bridge from Montreal, preferring a big garden with skunks to traffic jams. Sylvie writes for young children, teenagers and adults, and she won the Governor General?s award in 2008 for Les trois lieues, a novel for adolescents.
Published August 1, 2011 by Kids Can Press. 32 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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No sooner do Mr. Magic the magician and his canine sidekick stretch out for a snooze than a blue rabbit hops from the top hat on the nearby bureau.

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The cartoony style of this wordless comic about a magician's hungry rabbit and loyal dog has a familiar, Saturday-morning feeling to it.

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City Book Review

The dog has menace to spare, but he ultimately finds his wits tested — and bested — by the small but wily rabbit.

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Portland Book Review

While the magician is out of the house, Hocus Pocus and Dog chase each other around and make a big mess.

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Youth Services Book Review

Pre-schoolers looking for something funny, pre-readers who want a comic book like the big kids Who should buy this book?

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