When Herb, a magician’s rabbit, gets sick and tired of being pulled out of Abracadabra Al’s hat, he quits and sets out to find a new job.
A funny and irreverent picture book about standing up for yourself, complete with bright collage art and a healthy dose of friendship. “What a romp! Sure to be a read-aloud favorite.”—School Library Journal
This was a fun book for Brooke who just completed her second year of magic camp. Herb the magician’s rabbit loves the attention, the applause, and the carrots that are thrown on the stage every night by his adoring audience. But Herb does not like being stuffed into Abracadabra Al’s hat and—Presto!—being pulled out by his ears. Ouch! He is done being a magician’s rabbit!
Herb decides to quits his job as a magician’s rabbit and sets out to look for a new profession. Should he become a carrot farmer? Try his luck as a wild rabbit? Or take a risk and become a girl named Sophie’s pet rabbit who wants to be Herb’s friend and not a part of a magic show? This funny picture book stars a big and floppy-eared rabbit with some strong feelings about the importance of good workplace conditions. Herb is a great character to introduce at Easter, and his story of finding friendship and happiness against all odds will resonate year round.
“This unexpected and lovely offering that ends with a warm friendship is beautifully illustrated with McGill’s expressive, whimsical collages.”—School Library Journal
About the Author and Illustrator: Erin McGill was born and raised in New York City. She spent much of her time as a child taking classes at the Bronx Zoo. After realizing that becoming a zoologist required too much science, she decided she would rather draw the animals. She received a BFA in illustration at Pratt Institute, where she discovered her love of patterns, textiles, and collage. Erin McGill creates greeting cards, toys, and wearable art, and for years has sold her work from a sidewalk cart in Soho. She lives with her husband in New York City.
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