Abracadabra Whoopsie by Adam Kargman
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 40 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books - Release date: April 2019
Tour dates: Dec 2 to Dec 22, 2020
Content Rating: G for everyone.
When Jordy discovers a magic wand, he learns he can do just that. Whenever he wants some peace and quiet, all he has to do is say “ABRACADABRA WHOOPSIE,” and . . .POOF! His little sister Keeka vanishes. When he’s ready for her to come back, he simply says it reversed: “WHOOPSIE ABRACADABRA.” What could possibly go wrong?
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REVIEW By LAWonder10:
This is a somewhat whimsical story. I am uncertain whether or not it is a wise one.
An older Brother is often irritated with his little sister. The solution to his problem is not the best!
The story is simple enough for ages 3-5, yet fun enough for ages 3-8.
The Illustrator, Tristin Tate, created the images in cartoon characterization. The images are bright and colorful. Young children will surely find them entertaining .
The Book is a quality hardcover, with good quality pages.
I offer a Four Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Tips on Dealing with Sibling Rivalry – by Adam Kargman
Abracadabra Whoopsie deals with the issue of sibling rivalry. In it, a young boy named Jordy doesn’t get along with his toddler sister, Keeka. She breaks his things, disrupts his playtime, and steals the attention of adults. One night, Jordy receives a magic wand that will make Keeka disappear whenever he wants when he utters the words “Abracadabra Whoopsie.” When he is ready for her to come back, all he needs to do is say it reversed: “Whoopsie Abracadabra.” At last, Jordy can finally play in peace! But when the wand is stolen, Jordy must recover it if he ever hopes to see Keeka again. In the process, he discovers how much he really loves his little sister.
Abracadabra Whoopsie was inspired by my son and daughter’s interactions. Even though my kids are usually best friends, like all siblings, they have disagreements and conflicts. As a parent, I’ve learned, and my book teaches, that one of the ways of dealing with moments of anger and jealously is to remind siblings of all the happy times they’ve shared together.
When my kids fight, my wife and I like to show them funny photos and videos of them interacting. Our walls are full of family photos, and we have a shelf devoted to family yearbooks in our den, which my kids love perusing through. It’s hard to stay mad at someone when you’re constantly reminded of your history of joyous times together.
I think Abracadabra Whoopsie is very meaningful for kids because of the change that Jordy undergoes. Although he begins from a place of annoyance and jealousy, he ultimately has to rise to the occasion and save his little sister, which he is able to do only after remembering their happy moments together. The book offers a powerful message about looking at the larger picture for anybody who has a sibling.
Meet the Author:
Adam Kargman lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and their two children. He was inspired to write Abracadabra Whoopsie after witnessing the sibling rivalry between his kids, which led him to wonder what would really happen if one sibling's dream to make the other one vanish came true.
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