Paschkis, Julie

Magic Spell

(3) K-3 The Great Aziz and his hard-working (and under-appreciated) assistant, Zaza, engage in alphabetical one-upsmanship. Aziz turns Zaza's wig into a pig, Zaza turns Aziz's hat into a bat, and so on. Swirly, loose-lined gouache and ink illustrations complement the high-energy rivalry, and letter changes are clearly highlighted in red. Teachers could use this as a springboard for their own classroom word games.


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