The Little Green Witchby Barbara Barbieri McGrath, Martha Alexander
The little green witch has a problem: her lazy monster friends just won't help her make a horrible pumpkin pie. Not ghost, nor bat, nor gremlin. Barbara McGrath's feisty retelling of "The Little Red Hen," with Martha Alexander's charming illustrations, is the perfect choice for Halloween fun. See more details below
The little green witch has a problem: her lazy monster friends just won't help her make a horrible pumpkin pie. Not ghost, nor bat, nor gremlin. Barbara McGrath's feisty retelling of "The Little Red Hen," with Martha Alexander's charming illustrations, is the perfect choice for Halloween fun.
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Meet the Author
Barbara Barbieri McGrath was a nursery school teacher before she dedicated herself to writing children's books full time. She is the author of THE LITTLE RED ELF, THE LITTLE GREEN WITCH, and many bestselling math concept books. Barbara lives in Natick, Massachussetts.
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My four year old grandson loved this book. It was his favorite of the season. Would highly recommend for this age group.
Great twist on the Little Red Hen.
The little green witch is one of the most people friendly crones to be found. Illustrator Martha Alexander portrays her as a bit of a pixie (even though she is bright green and definitely wants her own way). Having things her way can be difficult as she lives in a hollow tree with a ghost, a bat, and a gremlin. These three also have minds of their own. About all the ghost wants to do is float above a large steaming black pot, while the bat likes to spend his time hanging in the broom closet. The gremlin is usually found snoozing in the dark, damp under the sink cupboard. Thus, little green witch is left to do all of the 'unhousework.' The poor thing worked herself into a frenzy spreading soot, hanging cobwebs, and dirtied laundry. One day she found some pumpkin seeds and asked her tree mates to help her plant them. Do you think any of that lazy trio would lift a hand (as if ghosts had one)? Well, the little green witch planted the seeds all by herself and it wasn't too long before the pumpkins were fat, ripe, and ready. Once again, she asked for help in picking them. Same story - not a one of the trio would come to her aid. Now, the little green witch didn't take this lack of community spirit lying down. Youngsters will laugh at what she's finally driven to do. Delightful illustrations with a thoroughly enjoyable text.