A perfect witch book, just in time for Halloween.
Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (of the Gruffalo Fame), this book features a friendly witch who makes room for all kinds of animals on her broom. With the arrival of each animal, a new challenge arises.
With rollicking rhymes this is a great read-aloud. The opening lines are:
The witch had a cat
and a hat that was black,
And long ginger hair
in a braid down her back.
How the cat purred
and how the witch grinned,
As they sat on their broomstick
and flew through the wind.
This book is about friendship and helping others and has a wonderful happy ending.
I should note that there are two versions of this book - an English and an American version. We came to the English version first, and prefer it, but both are lovely!
Great for pre-school to second grade.