ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 19, 2013
The Magic Word
By (author) Lari Don; Illustrated by Claire Keay
Catriona must write her name on all her thank you notes before she’s allowed to play with her birthday presents. It’s going to take forever! Unless…She puts her coloured pencils and a sprinkling of magical ingredients into a big pot. Then she says the magic word. But the pencils starting writing on walls, scribbling on the table, and doodling on the fridge! Can Catriona stop the magical mayhem? This is a hilarious new picture book from Lari Don, author of The Big Bottom Hunt and Orange Juice Peas!, vibrantly illustrated by Claire Keay, about the consequences of taking shortcuts, and the power of the magic word.
Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of three other picture books for young children,The Big Bottom Hunt, How to Make a Heron Happy, and Orange Juice Peas!, as well as novels for older children including First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts; Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps; Storm Singing and other Tangled Tasks; Maze Running and Other Magical Missions; and Rocking Horse War (all Floris Books). Claire Keay is an artist and illustrator based in Essex, England. She is the illustrator of another Picture Kelpie, Thistle Street. She also illustrates greeting cards and sells her paintings worldwide.