Do you like magic? Well, you’ve come to the wrong place because there’s definitely NO magic in this book. Or is there?

In this vibrant interactive story, readers are told by the insistent Bookkeeper that there’s no magic to be found in its pages, but eagle-eyed readers can discover enchanted surprises on every spread. Perfect for fans of interactive classics like Do Not Open this Book, The Book with No Pictures and Press Here, this story encourages young readers to look for magic in even the most ordinary places.


From the page to the stage, Michelle Macwhirter has always loved telling stories. There is No Magic in This Book is her first picture book. As a playwright, Michelle’s short plays have been performed in Short+Sweet Festivals in Sydney, Auckland and the Gold Coast. She was selected for Playlab’s 2016 Incubator program and wrote the full-length play, Clan, which had a professional live reading at HOTA’s 2017 Playwright Season. She has completed Queensland Writers Centre’s Year of the Novel course and enjoys writing young adult stories.

Michelle is also an actor, having performed in theatre productions of Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, Dangerous Liaisons, The Crucible and more. She has previously worked in universities, government offices and theatres as a marketing officer but she’s pretty happy to have ditched the corporate world in favour of a creative life.

Sophie Beer is an award-winning illustrator/author living in Brisbane, Australia. When she's not illustrating and writing, she thinks a lot about plants, animals, music and books.