Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian

Here is a nice sweet little story for Halloween that is suitable even for very little ones.  You've got to meet this witch!

Star Bright Books and Net Galley allowed me to download an ebook of this story and read it for review (thank you).  It was published August of 2004, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is the tale of a strange looking witch with lots of hair, a big nose and black clothes.  She's trying very hard to do magic spells and potions, but she's not having any luck at it.  When she finally gets frustrated, she removes her costume and then we can see she's just a normal little girl, who was all dressed up.

Your little ones will laugh at her antics and enjoy seeing her unveil her costume.   Maybe you could help them create their own costume and wear it for Halloween?  Think what fun they'd have dressing up and how they could take their costumes off piece by piece and micmic the little girl.  Homemade can be more fun than storebought.  Trust me, chidren's imaginations can come up with all kinds of wonderful ideas...

Happy reading. 

1 comment:

Shan said...

I remember reading about The Good Witch when I was younger. This definitely sounds like a cute read. Will have to check it out. Thanks for the wonderful kids books you review. Used to be so up to date on the good ones. Thanks for your help in finding good books for the little ones next door.