Teeny Houdini #1: The Disappearing Act

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$15.99  $14.87
Katherine Tegen Books
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5.1 X 7.7 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Katrina Moore is the author of the Teeny Houdini chapter book series and the picture books Chang'e on the Moon, The Star in You, One Hug, Hope Is a Hop, Sometimes Love, Grandpa Grumps, Grumpy New Year, and more. She grew up in the suburbs of Maryland with her big Chinese American family. Katrina lives in Georgia with her husband, children, and dogs, where she writes and adventures by day and gazes at the moon and stars by night. Connect with her at katrinamoorebooks.com.

Zoe Si is a cartoonist and illustrator who has illustrated a number of children's books and is a regular contributor of cartoons and humor pieces to the New Yorker. She has a lifelong passion for laughing at her own jokes and is always looking for new ways to tell stories with her art. Zoe lives with her husband in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, where she also practiced law for several years. Visit her at www.zoe-si.com.


"Short, episodic chapters move quickly alongside Si's stylized illustrations of the protagonist's ethnically inclusive community and domestic life, making Bessie Lee's forthcoming exploits ones to look forward to." -- Publishers Weekly

"Teeny Bessie is a big hit....with the flair of Junie B. Jones, playing the precocity card at every turn, while Si's generous line illustrations glory in the physical mess and tested nerves that trail in Bessie's wake. Carefully curated vocabulary and repetition make this early chapter book an accessible step-up from easy readers." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Bright and funny...[will] keep burgeoning readers engaged and entertained. Bessie Lee is a hilarious, delightfully imperfect narrator, and the family dynamics are kind and true. Proof that the smallest stature can contain a huge imagination and an even bigger heart." -- Booklist

Praise for One Hug "The excitement is catching, and readers would need hearts of stone not to moved by the family togetherness on display. By the end, readers will be searching out hugs of their own. The book amply demonstrates that 'hugging makes us family.'" -- Kirkus Reviews

"The simple rhyming text describes the many ways loved ones may hug. Although the text focuses on different kinds of hugs, the overall story manages to dig deeper into the many facets of love, affection, and what makes a family. An enjoyable read-aloud to be shared one-on-one or in a small group setting. Recommended." -- School Library Journal

"In a story that celebrates family, one unique hug at a time, One Hug shares the joy of a family being united... With vivid and energetic illustrations by Julia Woolf, and the rhythmic, rhyming of Katrina Moore's words, readers will be caught up in the joy of a special celebration." -- Manhattan Book Review