Anton Can Do Magic

by Ole Konnecke

Convinced he can do magic when he puts on his orange turban, Anton goes from excitement... read more

Convinced he can do magic when he puts on his orange turban, Anton goes from excitement to alarm after making first a bird and then a boy disappear. In truth, the bird and boy only moved when Anton’s too-big turban fell over his eyes. But Anton’s concern—where did the boy go?—leads him to conclude he turned the boy into a bird. Now what should he do? The interplay between Ole Könnecke’s simple, straightforward narrative and the pleasing, cartoonlike illustrations showing what is really happening makes for a funny story that is all the more pleasing when it reaches a surprising and satisfying resolution. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012

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