Bessie Lee might be the teeniest in her first-grade class, but with the tap-tap-tap of her wand, some glitter, and a little magic . . . she’s going to dazzle the crowds to win the school talent show.
But when a trick goes disastrously wrong, Rufus, the class hamster, disappears!
Can Bessie find a way to bring him back in time? Or is Rufus truly gone forever?
Teeny Houdini, also known as Bessie Lee, is an overly excited, mischievous first grader who bounces off the walls—and off the page—with her volume, enthusiasm, and grand ideas, which are just too big for her tiny frame. Bessie’s multigenerational Chinese American family is the warm center of the stories, from exasperated but loving big sister Bailey to the always encouraging and understanding Gramma.
Kid-friendly and engaging, the Teeny Houdini series is a good fit for early chapter book readers. And as a bonus, kids learn the real and simple steps to a different magic trick in each book!
About the Author
Zoe Si is a cartoonist and illustrator who has illustrated a number of children’s books and is a regular contributor of cartoons and humor pieces to the New Yorker. She has a lifelong passion for laughing at her own jokes and is always looking for new ways to tell stories with her art. Zoe lives with her husband in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, where she also practiced law for several years. Visit her at www.zoe-si.com.