Title: Anton Can Do Magic

Reference: Könnecke, O., Chidgey, C., & Todd, P. (2011). Anton can do magic. Wellington, N.Z.: Gecko Press USA.

Brief Annotation: This book is about a little boy who believes he is capable of doing magic. Every time he goes to do a trick, his hat falls over his head and, he thinks he has made something disappear. At one point he thinks he has made his friend disappear, and reappear as a bird. He puts him under his hat, and on his head. When his friends are looking for the bird he proves he can do magic by making the bird reappear.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: 1-2

Readers who might like this: Students who are interested in magic tricks would like this book. Children who like humorous stories would enjoy reading this. This book is good for individual reading ages 6+, but good for all ages. Parents and teachers would also enjoy reading this book aloud to their children or students.

Rating/Response: I give this book a 4 out of 4. It is very cute, and well written and illustrated. There is humor that children and adults can both appreciate. There is an innocence, and imagination that is so intriguing about this book. I would highly recommend this book to teachers, parents, or for children as a gift.

Text Dependent Question: What happened to Anton every time he thought he was doing magic?