by Steve Charney
Capstone Press, 2011 (24 p)
Kids love to learn little tricks they can do for their friends and family. This book contains instructions for eight simple tricks kids can learn by themselves. Charney begins the book with some basic instructions for young magicians, like the importance of practice and simple showmanship suggestions. Then he explains how to do each trick with a few simple instructions printed in large font. Each instruction is accompanied by a color photo of a child doing the trick, so it is really clear what the junior magician is supposed to do. The tricks, if not spectacular, are clever and can be effective if done well. Best of all, they don't require any special props. This is just the right level for Cub Scouts or Girl Scouts.