Thursday, February 9, 2017

grandma's bookshelf - Make Your Own Magic Tricks - I'm Giving One Away

A couple weeks ago, when my grandsons were at my house, I received a book from Sterling Children's Books to review. The boys were interested in this book right away . . . for good reason! It is titled; Make Your Own Magic Tricks. 

As we looked through the book we talked about the "rules" for Magicians; especially the "don't tell your secrets" rule. But, then Josiah, eight years old, said; "Well, magicians do not tell how they do their tricks unless they are Penn and Teller . . . then they have to 'tell', because they are Penn and 'Teller'!" He is a funny boy for sure!

At any rate, I'm happy to let you know about Make Your Own Magic Tricks today - and announce a giveaway as well!

Make Your Own Magic Tricks
Author - Peter Eldin
Illustrator - Alfredo Belli
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 7 +

Favorite Features -
  • Provides directions, step-by-step for 21 tricks.
  • Includes props, stickers and more to add to the fun.
  • Colorful illustrations fit very well with the book.
  • Encourages fun!
Sterling Children's Books says; "Want to be a magician? Abracadabra—turn your fantasy into reality! This entertaining activity book offers colorful pages full of fun activities which will amaze your friends and family. Make a magic wand, do sleight of hand, magically reassemble cut ribbon, guess what people are thinking, and lots more. Along with easy-to-follow directions, you’ll get 150+ stickers and four pages of press-out models."

What child does't enjoy learning a "magic", sleight of hand trick to use so they can amaze their friends and family? With the help of  Make Your Own Magic Tricksyour grandchildren/children will learn the secrets and, with a bit of practice, they will be ready to leave the people they know impressed with their "trickiness"! Enjoy working through Make Your Own Magic Tricks with the children you love and then put on your own special show - be sure to keep your camera handy!

I'm happy to say, not only did Sterling Children's Books send one copy of Make Your Own Magic Tricks for me to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter this drawing for Make Your Own Magic Tricks - which will be on February 28, 2017, please comment below to tell me about a fun "talent" you had when you were a child - for me it was singing and storytelling - I loved writing and making up fun stories . . . are you surprised?!

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win Make Your Own Magic Tricks and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know! 


  1. I played the piano. I love following you on Facebook, in my Feedly reader and on Google.

  2. I am finally able to comment on this thread. Not sure what was going on. I wrote plays and acted. Follow on facebook, email and on Google Friend Connect. I shared on facebook. Thank you!!