What's in the Witch's Kitchen?by Nick Sharratt
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Peek inside a witch’s kitchen, and you’ll either smile or shriek! Cool two-way flaps offer humor and heebie-jeebies in this neon-bright novelty book.
Those who dare to poke around in a witch’s kitchen should be prepared for what they find! Will it be tasty treats or terrifying beasts? Foods that delight, or a nasty fright? A nice way to fill your belly or something disgusting and smelly? And who do you think will pop up if you try to escape through the back door? Nick Sharratt’s bold illustrations combine with a clever concept sure to lure kids in for a tour that will scare them silly.
The title beckons readers into the dark house pictured on the cover. What will be found?
Each double page-spread shows a typical household item on the left, for example a refrigerator, and asks: "What's in the fridge in the witch's kitchen? Open it left or right. Will you like what you see? Or will it give you a fright?" Curious readers can open the sturdy flap one way to find "BATS WITH FLEAS!" Gross! Opening the other way, they'll get "TASTY CHEESE!" Yum! Six similar spreads follow, with most of the answers rhyming: "Nasty! Goblin's pee! / Nice! Strawberry tea!" and "Rabbit plops! / Lollipops!" This silly humor will elicit many giggles while reinforcing the learning of directional concepts of left and right and up and down. Pictures pop in bright, saturated colors defined by thick black line. In addition, young readers will find Halloween images—snakes, bats, spiders, frogs, witch's brooms, ghosts, moons and stars—in the patterns used to create many of the illustrations. The final spread holds a special surprise: "If your frazzled nerves can't take any more, make your escape through the witch's back door!" "BOO!" screams the witch leaping out from the page in her Halloween finery.
Share dramatically with a group ("Which way should this open first?") or enjoy Sharratt's interactive rhyming fun one-on-one. (Picture book. 3-5)
- Candlewick Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Nick Sharratt is the author-illustrator of numerous books for children, including The Foggy, Foggy Forest and Dinosaurs’ Day Out. He lives in Brighton, England.
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This book captures the full attention of my 32-month old daughter. It doesn't have to be Halloween to enjoy this! Imaginative and not your typical old school type of book.