Overview

The heroine of this story is convinced that she is a real witch. After checking her calendar and noting that it is Aunt Ruby's birthday, the girl predicts both a visit to the less-than-loved relative and that her cat won't be allowed to go (without admitting that these events occur each year). For her next trick, the little witch prevents a thunderstorm (and disarmingly invokes her spells against a backdrop of clear blue skies, which in no way diminishes her feat). Her potion to make Aunt Ruby stop pinching ...
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Overview

The heroine of this story is convinced that she is a real witch. After checking her calendar and noting that it is Aunt Ruby's birthday, the girl predicts both a visit to the less-than-loved relative and that her cat won't be allowed to go (without admitting that these events occur each year). For her next trick, the little witch prevents a thunderstorm (and disarmingly invokes her spells against a backdrop of clear blue skies, which in no way diminishes her feat). Her potion to make Aunt Ruby stop pinching cheeks and serving stale cookies is foiled when Aunt Ruby announces that she is not thirsty. With irrefutable logic, Adler's witch stakes her claim to spells and enchantment that happen to be disguised as ordinary events. Children will be charmed by her arguments and by Stevenson's childlike, colorful drawings, which lend a note of informal gaiety to this cute story. Ages 5-8.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The heroine of this story is convinced that she is a real witch. After checking her calendar and noting that it is Aunt Ruby's birthday, the girl predicts both a visit to the less-than-loved relative and that her cat won't be allowed to go (without admitting that these events occur each year). For her next trick, the little witch prevents a thunderstorm (and disarmingly invokes her spells against a backdrop of clear blue skies, which in no way diminishes her feat). Her potion to make Aunt Ruby stop pinching cheeks and serving stale cookies is foiled when Aunt Ruby announces that she is not thirsty. With irrefutable logic, Adler's witch stakes her claim to spells and enchantment that happen to be disguised as ordinary events. Children will be charmed by her arguments and by Stevenson's childlike, colorful drawings, which lend a note of informal gaiety to this cute story. Ages 5-8. (September)
School Library Journal
PreS-K A little girl fancies herself a witch ``I know about things before they happen''. Facing a dreaded visit with Aunt Ruby who ``pinches my cheek and. . .gives me old cookies to eat'', she concocts first a brew to change the weather, then a potion to change Aunt Ruby. When neither works, some creative problem solving is in order. Trying on different identities is not uncommon among preschoolers, and readers will identify readily with this young ``witch.'' Stevenson's lively watercolors extend both character and plot in their portrayal of a warm and supportive family relationship that can allow a little girl to be a witch and Aunt Ruby to be Aunt Ruby. Marcia Hupp, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, Conn.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623343972
  • Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Sold by: Seymour Science
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 908,265
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • File size: 13 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    What kid hasn't played this kind of fantasy game. Very cute stor

    What kid hasn't played this kind of fantasy game. Very cute story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    The story, narration and illustrations are fantastic. My daughte

    The story, narration and illustrations are fantastic. My daughter & I love to read this cute story. A Classic!

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