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Hocus Pocus series

Author/Illustrator: Sylvie Desrosiers, Remy Simard

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Grade levels: Pre-K, K-1

Genre: Adventure, Humor

Special Attractions: Wordless, Early Reader, Anthropomorphic Characters

Titles in this series:

• Hocus Pocus: This zany tale pits a grouchy pooch against Hocus Pocus, a mischievous blue bunny who lives in a magician’s hat. When Hocus Pocus spots a bunch of tantalizing carrots poking out of a shopping bag, he decides he must have them. But to reach the kitchen counter, he must risk waking Dog, a pet canine who snoozes nearby. Tiptoeing in a pair of bunny slippers works beautifully at first — until a peanut shell gets crunched loudly underfoot. Soon, Dog is wide awake, and the two begin a hilarious battle, trading victories and defeats and ultimately attracting the attention of the none-too-pleased magician.A classic retro feel gives the illustrations and story a fun punch.

• Hocus Pocus Takes the Train: A magician’s rabbit is up against a fast train and a meddlesome dog in his quest to reunite a stuffed toy with its toddling owner.

Publishers Weekly review

Kirkus review

Publisher’s book page for Hocus Pocus

Publisher’s book page for Hocus Pocus Takes the Train