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The Magic Word 10-Book Party Pack

Lari Don
Claire Keay


Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 230 x 265 mm ISBN: 9781782503002 Publication date: 1st November 2014
Genre: Humour
Exclusive to the Kelpies website! Save nearly £30 on this best-value party pack of 10 copies of The Magic Word by award-winning author Lari Don.

Tired of handing out party bags full of plastic toys? Give a book instead! Our party packs are perfect for use as high quality party gifts. And at only £3 per book, they're also excellent value.

The Magic Word is an ideal party gift because it's the story of a little girl who has to write her name on all her thank you notes before she's allowed to play with her birthday presents. It's going to take forever! Unless. . .

She puts her coloured pencils and a sprinkling of magical ingredients into a big pot. Then she says the magic word. But the pencils start writing on walls, scribbling on the table, and doodling on the fridge! Can she stop the magical mayhem?


'Brilliant! Every now and then you read a lovely story with a refreshingly new (yet somehow familiar) angle and tale to tell. The Magic Word is one of those … Funny, colourful, magical and quirky, this is a book for keeps.'
-- Early Years Educator

'Children will delight in this amusing book. I loved the humour created by the messages the pencils write, and the way the drawings completely fill the page. Don manages to comically convey the message that hard work is ultimately more rewarding than taking a short cut.'
-- The School Librarian

'Lari Don teams up with illustrator Claire Keay for a typically fun Lari Don story... I love the fact that Catriona just guesses at the magic ingredients and words and that she is actually successful. Only in Lari's world could this happen!'
-- Lothian Life

'Children will enjoy laughing at the mess Catriona makes, but all ends well -- the magic word reverses everything and she settles down to write the letters herself. And, guess what? It doesn't take nearly as long as she thinks. Some lessons in perseverance and politeness here, as well as a whole lot of fun.'
-- Anabel Marsh, Anabel's Children's Literature Blog

'Catriona's attempts at chore avoidance and mistake correction will seem familiar to most children, who are sure to root for her eventual success. This airy cautionary tale will draw young listeners in with its appealing illustrations as Catriona realizes that thank-you notes aren’t so bad after all.'
-- Kirkus

Magic Word 10-Book Party Pack


Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of more than 20 children’s books for all ages from picture books and…

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Claire Keay is an artist and illustrator based in Essex in England. Claire has illustrated four previous children’s books, including three Picture Kelpies: Thistle Street, Thistle Sands and The Magic Word. She also illustrates greeting cards and sells her paintings worldwide.

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