cover image The Magic Show Book

The Magic Show Book

DK. DK, $19.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4654-5396-9

This interactive guide for magicians-in-training outlines how to do more than a dozen tricks that use a wand that can be assembled from a tear-out sheet, props such as a rope or deck of cards (not included), and the book itself, whose pop-ups and tabs play integral roles in some of the illusions. In one of the more elaborate tricks, children can use a pop-up box to make it seem as though a cardboard snake has been sliced into pieces; in a nifty narrative magic trick, a pull-tab helps transform a pair of foxes into chickens. Clear, step-by-step directions and vivid digital graphics round out a clever guide for young magic-makers. Ages 8%E2%80%9312. (Oct.)