The Magic Word

The Magic Word

The Magic Word

A hilarious take on what a magic word really is from Mac Barnett, the award-winning, bestselling author of Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, and Elise Parsley, the bestselling author/illustrator of If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! and If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't!

When Paxton C. Heymeyer’s babysitter tells him to say the magic word, she could never have imagined that what would happen next would be a walrus chasing her, an elephant in the living room playing cards, and a full water park and moat in the front yard. And that’s just the beginning…

“The stuff of kids’ wildest dreams” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A subversive take on the topic of manners that still manages to deliver a message about human decency.” (The Horn Book)

“[A] wild, relatable fantasy...This telling will resonate with (and tickle) the intended audience.” (Booklist)

“Barnett’s narration hits all the right wry notes…while Parsley’s expressive, exaggerated drawings give the story the tight narrative arc, visual breeziness, and snappy comic rhythms.” (Publishers Weekly)

Praise for EXTRA YARN: “Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct...

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