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Witch Baby and Me On Stage
     

Witch Baby and Me On Stage

by Debi Gliori
 

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It's a rainy spring-time, coming up to Witch Baby Daisy's second birthday. Her nursery class are putting on a musical performance, helped by the older children, including big sister Lily.

Meanwhile Mum is trying to potty train Daisy, unaware that as soon as she succeeds, Daisy will be reclaimed by the witches who live on the hill, who've only been waiting for

Overview

It's a rainy spring-time, coming up to Witch Baby Daisy's second birthday. Her nursery class are putting on a musical performance, helped by the older children, including big sister Lily.

Meanwhile Mum is trying to potty train Daisy, unaware that as soon as she succeeds, Daisy will be reclaimed by the witches who live on the hill, who've only been waiting for their little protegee to be out of nappies before they take her 'home'. Happily, Daisy is so rubbish at toilet training that Lily persuades Mum to drop the idea, and the day is saved!

The concert is a great success, despite Daisy turning Lily's bagpipes into a spider, and the witches are distracted by spells for romance.

Another charming, brilliantly plotted and gorgeously illustrated gem of a book by this outstandingly talented author/illustrator.


Editorial Reviews

EBOOK COMMENTARY
“The pictures are dazzling in their elegant daffiness…it reads aloud gloriously, but it will also be easily digested by daring chapter-book readers with its small page size and clear layout.”—Kirkus Reviews
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“The pictures are dazzling in their elegant daffiness…it reads aloud gloriously, but it will also be easily digested by daring chapter-book readers with its small page size and clear layout.”—Kirkus Reviews
Kirkus Reviews

Lily knows her little sister Daisy is a witch.

No one else does, except for Lily's best friend Vivaldi, and, of course, the Sisters of Hiss (Chin, Nose and Toad), who made Daisy a witch in her cradle. Daisy is currently fighting the idea of toilet training (" 'Not dunna poo,' Daisy lies") and given to wandering off at night to wreak little witchy havoc. The Sisters of Hiss contemplate finally taking Daisy back, in hilarious alternating chapters, but they want her toilet-trained first. Lily and Daisy's school is preparing for the musical pageant, in which Lily will play her grandpa's bagpipes and Daisy will be a monkey. The 400-plus-year-old Hisses face various challenges, most notably when a little girl named Yoshito decides Chin is a fairy godmother and her father is quite smitten. Gliori's humor, as always in this series, is much concerned with the kind of adorable grossness common to small children, but she also uses typeface changes and completely wacky footnotes to great effect. The pictures are dazzling in their elegant daffiness, like the disembodied hands Daisy thinks will come out of the toilet if she sits on it. Visual and verbal nods to Sendak, Tolkien and others of the canon will delight. It reads aloud gloriously, but it will also be easily digested by daring chapter-book readers with its small page size and clear layout.

Ending with a school concert, a wedding and a sense of accomplishment for Daisy, all equally lovely, it will leave readers wondering how much trouble Daisy can make in the next installment.(Humorous fantasy. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409097167
Publisher:
RHCP
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Series:
Witch Baby , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
14 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Debi Gliori is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the very popular Mr Bear series. She won the Children's Book Award picture book section, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1997. Her backlist in Doubleday/Corgi includes Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and The Very Small. Pure Dead Magic, which introduced the Strega-Borgias, was her first novel. It was followed by Pure Dead Wicked, Pure Dead Brilliant, Deep Trouble, Deep Water and Deep Fear.

Debi lives in Scotland, near Edinburgh.


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