Terry Catasus Jennings
National Science Teaching Association
The story is appealing to young children who are “enthralled” with magic. The author has a section “Creative Minds” where she defines magnetism and includes the four experiments using magnets and the map skills activity describing magnetic north described in the story. There is a definite need for well written books with a physical science topic for young readers, especially at the pre–K to third grade level. Magnetic Magic may well be one of these books.
Midwest Book Review
Poignant color illustrations underline the excitement and twists of the narrative, while conveying a firm theme of integrity and acceptance of diversity.