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Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite
Magician Emu by R.C. Chizhov tells us that the great magician Spikey Spike was Emu’s idol and that she wanted to be just like him. Spikey's book contained 66 spells, and Emu wanted to master them all. The only problem is that when she tried to perform any of these magic tricks they didn’t turn out the way they should. Spikey pulled a coin out of his pocket with the swish of his wand. When Emu swished, slime poured out. When Spikey pulled a bird out of his hat, Emu did the same thing but she ended up with a toad on her head. Even though she was frustrated that she didn’t get the results she wanted, the rest of her town didn’t care. They loved watching her perform whether she was like the great magician or not.
I thought that Magician Emu was an adorable read that also sends a positive message. We see that Emu wants to be like her idol but realizes that she can only be herself. That’s a very hard lesson to learn and I think it’s good to talk to children about having enough self-esteem to accept themselves. I also loved how bright and colorful the illustrations are. They fit perfectly with the storyline and will most certainly stand out for young readers. R.C. Chizhov has done a great job with this book and I look forward to reading more in the future.