Published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Summary: The Great Aziz can magically transform one thing into another with the flick of a wand and the changing of a letter. A dish becomes a fish, a rose becomes a hose, and a wire becomes a fire, while his adoring assistant takes care of the ensuing chaos. But when he turns her wig into a pig, she’s had enough and takes revenge by changing his hat into a bat. When beads become bears, however, the two magicians have to work together to avert danger. They learn to share the light each night…and everything turns out just right. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: Lots of word fun, illustrated with Paschkis’s somewhat impressionistic paintings. Kids could enjoy creating their own transformation by changing one letter to another.
Cons: The poor assistant never gets her hair back.