Milo's Hat Trick

Milo's Hat Trick

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Milo the magician is a mess. Not only does he botch his card tricks and tangle his rope tricks, but he can't even manage the old standby: pulling a rabbit from a hat. Spurred on by his manager's fury, Milo heads out of the city to find himself a rabbit. Dangling a carrot over his top hat, our magnificent magician captures... a bear. Here is where his luck turns. As it happens, this particular bear is adept at jumping into hats: " You just pretend your bones are made of rubber," he says. " It's a secret I learned from a rabbit. " Returning to the city, (after a brief mix-up on the subway), the two quickly become a smash sensation. But after popping in and out of 762 hats, the bear is positively pooped. Can Milo carry on without his rubber-boned buddy? Jon Agee illustrates his eccentric story with strange yet wonderful illustrations of blank-eyed, big-nosed, redheaded Milo in too-short trousers, and the cavalier, hat-hopping bear. Perfect comedic timing and a nutty plot ensure that readers of all ages will adore this tale of a misfit's triumph. (Ages 3 to 8) --Emilie Coulter
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Hyperion Books For Children, 2001.
ISBN: 9780786809028
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,32 cm


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Oct 23, 2012

I love the story - but absolutely hate the illustrations because every character has "Little Orphan Annie" blank eyes. Other people love this book but I found the empty eyes to be very creepy. Wanted to take a marker and fill them in.


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Oct 23, 2012

A Magician learns a very special hat trick from a friendly bear.

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