Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children by Keith McGowan

Yes, you read that right. And the witch is not talking about teaching them to cook, either!

This book is a fun little romp through a city where children who drive their parents nuts by talking back, not cleaning up their room, or other similar annoyances can be dropped off at a local dumpster for "witch cleanup". There are other techniques, too, that assure the witch of a constant diet of her favorite food and saves parents from parenting.

When Sol and Connie Blink move to Schoneberg with their father and stepmother, they have no idea one of their new neighbors is a witch.

At least, until they found her dog playing with a bone and Sol identifies it as "human".

I'm sure there will be a sequel to this story - there's too much not told yet at the end. But it's a fun read and made me laugh out loud a couple of times.

If your child likes stories that might give them a little chill, this is a great pick for them.

If you'd like to read my ARC, I'm giving away this copy. Leave a comment here on the blog, and write to me at info NOSPAM @bookfaerie.com (take the spaces and NOSPAM out) and tell me why. I'll do a drawing in about a week.


Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

Sounds like a great book!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like the kind of book, to read when your "kids" have been mis-behaving!

A fun read......