Winnie the Witch

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Winnie lived in her black house with her cat, Wilbur. He was black too. And that is how the trouble began.

Everything in Winnies house is black—the carpet, the chairs, the bed and the sheets, the pictures on the walls, and even the bathtub! And of course her cat, Wilbur, is black too—all except for his bright-green eyes. Whenever poor Wilbur closes his eyes and tries to take a catnap, Winnie stumbles right over him. Or accidentally sits on top of him. Until one day, when Winnie ...

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Overview

Winnie lived in her black house with her cat, Wilbur. He was black too. And that is how the trouble began.

Everything in Winnies house is black—the carpet, the chairs, the bed and the sheets, the pictures on the walls, and even the bathtub! And of course her cat, Wilbur, is black too—all except for his bright-green eyes. Whenever poor Wilbur closes his eyes and tries to take a catnap, Winnie stumbles right over him. Or accidentally sits on top of him. Until one day, when Winnie gets a brilliant idea. What if Wilbur were a different color?

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Winnie the witch has a black house. The interior of the house is also blackthe rooms, walls, furniture, utensils, etc. Her cat is Wilbur, black with bright green eyes. When Wilbur closes his eyes to doze off, he disappears into the background of Winnie's home, and she accidentally tramples himagain and again. This practical witch, who loves her feline friend, changes his color to green. But when he's outside in the grass, the problem recurs. She then waves her wand over him five times and turns him into a five-color cat, but Wilbur is mortified and climbs up a tree to hide. Winnie brings him back to his original state and instead uses colorization on the big black house. In true Halloween spirit, Paul's pictures of the witch's house are spooky and most imaginative. Her palette of gray, black and white in the opening pages reveals all the eerie details of Wilbur and Winnie's existence, and the technicolor transformation is a startling surprise. Thomas's story is simply stated, with a cauldron-full of original humor. Ages 4-8. (October)
Children's Literature - Sharon Oliver
Winnie the witch lives in a black house with black carpets, black chairs, black beds with black sheets and black blankets, and even a black bathtub. Winnie also has a black cat, Wilbur. Unfortunately, when Wilbur closes his green eyes, Winnie can no longer see him in the black house. This results in several unpleasant episodes in which Wilbur is sat upon and Winnie sent flying as she trips over him. Winnie whips out her magic wand and tries to solve the problem by making Wilbur a bright green cat. This solves the problem inside the house but when Wilbur goes outside, he once again becomes invisible in the grass. After somersaulting over Wilbur into a rose bush, Winnie picks up her wand again and makes Wilbur a cat of many colors. This leads to torment and teasing for poor Wilbur, who climbs up a tree to hide in shame. A worried Winnie finally finds the solution. Wilbur is returned to his proper black color and the house is transformed into a colorful home where Wilbur can always be seen. This is a great story, with appealing characters (Winnie is the ultimate non-scary witch) and wonderful cartoonlike illustrations that are sure to be a hit. This would also be a great book to use for adult workshops as illustrative of changing an environment to suit a learner, instead of to trying to change a child to fit the environment. This is a great addition to all collections. Reviewer: Sharon Oliver
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PreS-Gr 2 A witch has a problem. Although she is a fairly colorful dresser, everything that surrounds her-her house, her furniture, and even her cat, Wilbur-is black. She has no trouble keeping tabs on him while he is awake (he has huge emerald eyes) but when asleep, his black coat blends in with the carpet and furniture and Winnie is forever tripping over or sitting on him. She casts a spell and turns him green, then rainbow colored, but the transformations never quite work out. Paul's illustrations are full of energy and Winnie fully vibrates off the page. Although there is a lot of black in each picture, there is enough variation to see each sooty item in Winnie's very dark house. This book was originally published in the U.K. (Oxford Univ., 1987). While the font and the front cover are different, the story and illustrations are essentially unchanged. Libraries that have the first edition won't need to purchase this one; for others, it's a fun, colorful book to spark discussions of creative problem-solving techniques.-Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061173127
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/24/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Thomas

Valerie Thomas was born in Australia and has lived there for most of her life. Although she doesn't have a broomstick, she has traveled to most parts of the world, and she is now trying to organize her life so that she never has to experience another winter. She used to live with a big black cat exactly like Wilbur, but luckily her house was not black.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    It is a funny story because the witch trips over the cat and the

    It is a funny story because the witch trips over the cat and then she keeps changing its colour so it can be seen better.




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