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Ta-da! A dazzling magician is willing to teach readers his most closely-held tricks in this cheekily fun, interactive picture book.
Do you believe in magic? No? Well, clearly you have never witnessed the astonishing, bewildering, disappearing Mr. Jacques.
Watch closely. He can wedge himself into the spine of this book, or drape himself across its pages. He can disappear before your very eyes! But is he really gone? If you listen, you can hear his cane tapping on the windows, and his boots pitter-pattering across the floor. And if you pay very close attention, maybe he will teach you some of his tricks, too.
Perfect for fans of There's a Dragon in Your Book and The Book of Mistakes, this is a magic show you can hold in your hands that will stay with you long after Mr. Jacques' final disappearance.
About the Author
Gideon Sterer grew up in the woods of upstate New York. Not too far away, his parents owned a little zoo, where he would run around after hours and let the animals out. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Owl, co-written with Ellen Kalish and illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki, and his other previous books include From Ed's to Ned's, illustrated by Lucy Cummins, which received 2 starred reviews, The Midnight Fair, illustrated by Mariachiara Di Gorgio, which received 7 starred reviews, and Not Your Nest, illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi. Currently, he lives in upstate New York. He likes football, pierogies, portals, archery, and liminal places where worlds blend. Visit him at GideonSterer.com.
Benjamin Chaud is the author and illustrator of The Bear's Song, The Bear's Sea Escape, and Farewell Floppy, and he is the illustrator of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School. . . , I Didn't Do My Homework Because. . . , and I Didn't Do My Homework Because Doodle Book of Excuses. He lives in the South of France.
“Readers willing to suspend disbelief (or play along) . . . will certainly come away seeing, feeling, and listening to everything more attentively.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Mr. Jacques demonstrates that readers, too, have magic powers—of a sort. It's a work of entertainment that produces an eerie sense of presence." —Publishers Weekly