Milo’s Hat Trick
Milo is in trouble. His magic act is not going very well anymore; people are just not interested in his tricks anymore. The theater manager tells Milo to either find a better trick or leave the theater. So Milo heads out to find a rabbit, one that can fit into his hat. Instead, he finds a bear that can fit in his hat, and they agree to team up. But while riding the subway back into town, Milo misplaces his hat, and the bear ends up in the city, lost. Milo and the bear search for each other and then find each other. They do the act on stage, and Milo’s act is saved. People from all over come to see it, but the bear has to hibernate, so what is Milo to do? He does what the bear did. This is a reprinting of the same book; it was originally published in 2001. So enough time has passed that kids these days would not remember the original publication run. The story is decent, maybe a touch difficult for young readers to read it on their own; it’s mostly for parents to read at night. The artwork is the weakest part of the book.