From School Library Journal
Grade 3–5—With a charming amount of sass, Magic Trixie starts her week on the wrong side of the bed. First, her baby sister ruins her chance for cloudberry pancakes. Then she finds out she has to do show-and-tell at the end of the week. As time goes on, Trixie frets about what to take to school. Finally, she decides to take her sister and show everyone a neat disappearing spell. That would solve two problems at once. Frantic, silly, and earnest, Trixie is a delightful little witch. Her dead-on expressions will leave all kids laughing in the aisles, quick to share her stories. The playful art and bright colors splashed on the page bring the child and her supernatural friends to life.—Sadie Mattox, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA
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Magic Trixie may be the big sister, but her family pays more attention to baby Abby Cadabra and, she’s convinced, doesn’t let her have any fun. At Monstersorri School, everyone is going to be doing something special for show-and-tell, but they’ve already seen all the magic spells that Trixie knows. She feels she has to do something that will make everyone go Wow! but none of the adults will allow her to touch the big magic wand, the magic cauldron, or the spell book. What can she do? Finally, she remembers she knows one more spell: making something disappear. In this graphic novel, Thompson has created a loving, close family and a great group of friends and classmates of Trixie’s that also happen to be witches, monsters, vampires, mummies, werewolves, and ghosts. Bright colors and a whimsical style make everything friendly rather than scary. Underneath the supernatural trappings lies a classic story of sibling envy to which every big sister and big brother can relate. Grades 3-5. --Kat Kan