Gr 2-5-These attractive volumes are similarly organized, the only difference being the escalating difficulty of the tricks. Numbered steps, clearly illustrated by crisp photographs, guide students through the preparation and performance of such classic magician's fare as "The Magical Sailor's Knot," "The Freaky Mind Weld," and "The Spooky Spoon." Items needed to perform the tricks-pennies, paper bags, etc.-are all inexpensive and readily available. The books' design, with the text neatly packaged in boxes, will attract reluctant readers. "Magic tips," included as sidebars, are designed to make the tricks more exciting for the audience. Each volume includes Internet sites to be accessed through FactHound and a brief biography of the author.[Page 44]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.