This was a great read aloud – not very long- it would probably only take a few nights to finish at bedtime. The kids in the story are given three gifts from a retired magician at a rest stop. He claims they have magical properties: a carpet, a camera, and a stopwatch. Of course, they need to figure out how to use them. Who hasn’t dreamed of a flying carpet? Especially of flying it over London. The story switches between the three characters and it is fun to watch ordinary children discover magic. There are some genuinely funny plot twists, and overall I really liked it. I’d say this would be a hit with kids under the age of 12.
I was given a DRC in exchange for an honest review:
by Heather Dyer
April 4, 2017