Hat Tricks

Hat Tricks
Written and illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

Come one, come all! It’s time for Hattie’s magic show!

Hattie the Magician is a rabbit with a knack for surprises. Say the magic words with her as she waves her wand… “abracadabra, katakurico!” Out pops a frazzled cat, a bouncing squirrel, and… an octopus?

From renowned author and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura comes an exhilarating peek-a-boo picture book with suspense and surprises in every page-turn. An increasingly surprising parade of creatures culminating in an explosion of color and a “whole new world of friends” will spark imagination and big laughs. Young listeners will love repeating the silly magic words and guessing which animal will appear next in this interactive tale perfect for storytime. Kitamura’s illustrations are bright and bold, and the larger-than-life characters pop off the page as brilliantly as they pop out of the hat. A must-have for the youngest fans of magic, animals, and humor, Hat Tricks will engage little readers through the grand finale, and they’ll love reading Hattie’s story again and again.

Recreate Hattie’s magic at home or in the classroom with this magical activity sheet, perfect for little readers!

“The spare, repetitive, interactive text engages readers in chanting the magic words with Hattie and watching expectantly, guessing what will emerge next….energetic illustrations… Dynamic, fun-filled, imaginative, and ideal for participatory reading aloud.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Positively bursting with storytime potential… Young audiences will loudly echo the closing plaudits: ‘Brava, Hattie! Bravo, hat!’” —Booklist

“The interactivity of this book makes it a perfect read-aloud for young children. Its bright colors and the funny faces on the animals all work to make this a book that early childhood educators will want in their libraries.” —School Library Journal

Get your copy of Hat Tricks when Hattie appears on a bookshelf near you this March at your local libraryindie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble, and be on the lookout for the rest of our brand-new Spring 2020 titles as well as our picture books and middle grade titles coming to Peachtree this season in paperback!