Magic Thinks Big by Elisha Cooper

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Magic the cat is
very large,
very round,
and unable to
make up his mind.

Magic the cat is
sort of silly,
sort of sleepy, and
stuck in one spot.

Magic the cat
may not be moving,
but his imagination
has taken flight.


About Elisha Cooper

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Elisha Cooper is the award-winning author of Farm, Beach, Magic Thinks Big, and Dance!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, as well as other acclaimed titles. His books for adults include the memoir Crawling: A Father's First Year. Elisha Cooper lives with his family in New York City. He has loved some great dogs in his life.
Published March 1, 2004 by Greenwillow Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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In the end, after successfully pushing the menagerie back into her toy box as her timeout nears its end, the little girl faces her mother and her lesson: Mother doesn't realize that lions d...

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After Cooper's spare, wryly understated illustrations chronicle these alleged adventures, readers flip the page to find the contented cat still sitting lazily by the door.

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Common Sense Media

Not surprisingly, because he is a cat and utterly content simply to be, he does none of the above and remains exactly where he is, sitting peacefully neither in nor out of the doorway.

Apr 17 2004 | Read Full Review of Magic Thinks Big

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