Project Description

Hat Tricks
Activity Sheet

Coming Spring 2020

Hat Tricks

by Satoshi Kitamura

Meet Hattie the magician—she’s a natural performer, and you’re invited to her magic show.

Abracadabra, katakurico! Oh, goodness! Out pops a cat from Hattie’s magic hat. Can you guess what creature will appear from the magic hat next? Follow along as Hattie conjures up a parade of animals from her magic hat, and don’t miss the grand finale!

From renowned author and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura, this humorous story is a delightful choice for audience participation.

To pre-order this book, please contact sales at 1-800-241-0113 (404-876-8761) between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-150-8
Publication Date: 3/1/2020
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-3/4″ x 9-3/8″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English

F&P: H, Gr 1, Genre F
Lexile: AD340L
Themes: Guessing, Surprises, Magic, Friendship
BISAC 1: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
BISAC 2: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV037000 JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic


“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

“An amusing peek-a-boo tale for budding magic fans….vivid characters make this much more than a one-trick story.” —Publishers Weekly

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

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

Satoshi Kitamura

Satoshi Kitamura is an award-winning children’s picture book author and illustrator. As a child, he drew constantly and devoured comics. A self-taught artist, his career began in advertising and magazines before he moved to London, where he debuted as a picture book illustrator with Hiawyn Oram’s Angry Arthur, a 1983 Mother Goose Award-winner for the Most Exciting Newcomer to British Illustration. Since then, he has illustrated over twenty of his own books, plus collaborated on many others.