I think the first Katie Cleminson book we read was Otto the book bear. We are rather fond of Otto. So the name Cleminson meant I picked up Box Of Tricks without a second look.
It didn’t disappoint. A gentle story of a girl who receives a magic box for her birthday, and magics all of her birthday presents, entertainment and party out of it. The joy of this is in the illustrations and the ideas, the words gently add to it but without overwhelming. Just enjoy the images and the magic and you won’t go far wrong.
Wonder why Ms Clementson has a thing about bears though 😉
(Have just discovered this was actually her debut book. Wow. Way to start a career.)
It’s got: a very big bear.
It’s not: a bear called Otto.