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Tuesday 4 December 2012

Review: Bum Magic

You may remember The Very Hungry Bum, reviewed right here on KBR back in March this year. Author/illustrator Claudia Rowe has some kind of penchant for both enjoying the fabulous literature of our childhoods, and creating truly funny parodies that both adults and kids will love.

In Bum Magic, we of course meet little Flush and Grandpa Bum. They live in the lovely Australian bush, in a tree. Grandpa Bum likes to dabble in a bit of bush magic. He turns pine cones into poo and wee into rainbows. But his most very special spell is reserved for little Flush - he can make him invisible.

Flush have SO much fun whilst invisible! but one day he wants to be visible again. Grandpa struggles to find the right spell, so the gaseous duo set off in search of the perfect pair of human underpants that will make Flush visible again.

And so - we follow in the footsteps of a certain little possum, touring Australia in search of emancipation from invisibility.

This is an adorable little book that will have anyone smiling from ear to ear - especially kids who seem to be particularly love anything to do with bums. The illustrations are a tad amateur but charmingly so. Rowe's real ability shines in the landscape images.

A perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas. You can buy the book at the publisher link below.

Title: Bum Magic
Author/Illustrator: Claudia Rowe
Publisher: Atlas Jones; $17.50 RRP
Publication Date: 2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN:  9780646583068
For ages: 4 - 12
Type: Picture Book, Parody