Presto is a very talented magician. And his friend Monty is a very confident performer. So when they start a magic show at the carnival, things look good for the dazzling duo. But as their success grows, so does Monty's head. Soon, he's the one who's always in the spotlight, and he's becoming bossier and more demanding: "Hey, Presto! Get my hat!" "Presto! These bunnies don't work." "I need chocolate ice cream with extra sprinklesand I need it NOW!" When Presto gets fed up and decides to leave, what will happen to the show? And more importantly, to their friendship?
Hey, Presto! is a delight: adorable characters, a fresh, appealing art style, spot-on humor, and a touch of magic on each spread.
NADIA SHIREEN has been drawing all her life and recently received her MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art in England. Her first picture book, Good Little Wolf, is also available from Knopf.
School Library Journal, October 2012:
"The humor is subtle, but the message about the importance of friendship is strong."