It s Halloween night, and one very brave witch has decided to teach her little sister all about humans and what they enjoy, including some yucky stuff called candy. Read more...
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It s Halloween night, and one very brave witch has decided to teach her little sister all about humans and what they enjoy, including some yucky stuff called candy. But when it seems the little Witchling thinks candy is yum, her big sister flies off to set her straight and then she gets stuck in a tree Good thing the little Witchling isn t afraid to be brave
This not-scary-at-all read aloud ("School Library Journal") for Halloween perfectly pairs with "A Very Brave Witch.""
- ISBN-13: 9781442478336
- ISBN-10: 1442478330
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
- Publish Date: August 2014
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-07-28
- Reviewer: Staff
Eight years after A Very Brave Witch, McGhee and Bliss return with a companion story that sees the brave heroine of that book educating her younger sister, Witchling, about humans, whom most witches fear. “Study the humans and learn their mysterious ways,” the young witch tells her sister in full-on teacher mode. “They love dressing up on Halloween. Especially like us.” However, the poison apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and, like her sister, Witchling shows uncommon bravery. She dives headlong into trick-or-treating—unlike most witches, Witchling thinks candy is great—while her older sister tries to “rescue” her. McGhee’s knack for sharp, funny dialogue is a major asset in a story that unfolds entirely through speech and thought balloons. Bliss’s ink-and-watercolors illustrations provide plenty of humor, too, especially as Witchling struggles with the massive haul of candy she takes in. Ages 4–8. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Aug.)