Happy Birthday, Little Witch!

Happy Birthday, Little Witch!

by Lieve Baeten
     
 

    It’s Lizzy the Little Witch’s birthday, but Cat has gone missing. She’s not at the Witch Village Market, and she’s not in the Witch This-‘n’-That Shop, and she’s not in the Witch Pet Store. Can Lizzy find her in time for birthday cake?
    You can search for Cat with Lizzy. Just

Overview

    It’s Lizzy the Little Witch’s birthday, but Cat has gone missing. She’s not at the Witch Village Market, and she’s not in the Witch This-‘n’-That Shop, and she’s not in the Witch Pet Store. Can Lizzy find her in time for birthday cake?
    You can search for Cat with Lizzy. Just carefully punch open the doors to the Village Market, the Witch This-‘n’-That Shop, the Witch Pet Store, and finally Lizzy’s own house and take a peek inside.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Curious Little Witch is likely to be enjoyed all year round, not just at Halloween." Bookpage praise for The Curious Little Witch.

 

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Lizzie, the appealing Little Witch of previous adventures, is having a birthday. Unable to conjure up a cake, Lizzie returns home with a purchased one to find her cat missing. Her search for the cat involves the reader in the amusing lift-the-flap opening of a series of doors in Witch Village. Lizzie flies across the left page of the spread and appears through each open door as the page is turned. The witches in the Market tell her that they have not seen Cat and cannot help her search. Neither can those busy in the This-'n'-That Shop. The Pet Store Witch has the same reply. Lizzie sits sadly on the hillside, unable to enjoy her cake without Cat. Above her she doesn't notice witches flying by. When she returns home, she finds her happy birthday surprise. Lizzie's adventures are visualized on double pages in highly detailed, naturalistic scenes. Readers will need to stop with each page turn to open the door and inspect the many fascinating characters, decor, and decorative architecture, plus the other witches. It is night on the end pages with a crescent moon and Lizzie's attractive tree house in a misty landscape, setting the stage for the adventure to follow. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Lizzy is getting ready to celebrate her birthday. When she can't conjure up a cake, she goes out to buy one but then returns to find Cat missing. The story takes readers all over town as the little witch tries to find her beloved pet. Soft illustrations are peppered with detail and humor. Lizzy tries the "Witch Village Market," the "Witch This-'n'-That Shop" and more, but sadly no one has seen the feline or has time to help. Clever door cut-outs heighten the suspense. Opening the flap reveals what could be Lizzy's pet, but the page turn always shows otherwise with a still-hopeful child peering through the door from the outside. Delightfully constructed, this satisfying picture book will charm youngsters who like their spooky stories mellow.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735840430
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

LIEVE BAETEN was born in Belgium in 1954. She gained international acclaim and numerous awards for her books about the Little Witch. Tragically, she died in a car accident in 2001.

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