All bookseller links are provided so you can get more information about a book. We have affiliate relationships with Barefoot Books, Amazon.com, and Tapestry Books. All revenue generated from sales through these venues is used strictly to cover website costs and minimize donation requests and fundraising campaigns.
    OR        



The average kindergarten student has seen more than 5,000 hours of television, having spent more time in front of the ... More


      Printer Friendly

Click cover to buy:

ONE WISH FOR WINIFRED WITCH

Author: Cheri L. Hallwood

Illustrator: Patricia M. Rose

Reserve at the Library

Publisher: Forever Young Publishers,

Material: hard cover

Summary: It is Halloween Eve and all of the witches in Haunted Hollow are preparing for their favorite night of the year. Except Winifred. She has never gone to the big celebration because, well, she is afraid of the dark. She wishes it weren't so, but it is ... and there doesn't seem to be a potion or magic spell to fix it. Her only hope is Aunt Broomhilda. Will she laugh at Winifred? Will she be able to help? This rhyming picture book blends an age-old childhood fear with a Halloween theme.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 2 to 7

Age of Child: Read with and by a 9-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: As we read through the book my daughter would pick things in the illustrations she liked (like Aunt Broomhilda's spider). At the end, though, she said it was "too young" for her.

Adult Reader Reaction: My daughter's reaction really surprised me. I loved the story and the illustrations are just wonderful. They add both character and depth to the story itself. The solution is clever. Made me want to say "why didn't I think of that?"

Pros: Clever illustrations and bright colors make this a nice selection for Halloween reading, even with young children.

Cons: There were a couple spots where the rhymes had a hitch, but not enough to frustrate a reader. Overall, this is very well done.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. Although this is a seasonal book, this is one that will have staying power for youngsters afraid of the dark (or other things).

If You Liked This Book, Try: THERE'S A NIGHTMARE IN MY CLOSET   NOISES AT NIGHT   SCAREDY-CAT, SPLAT!

Notes: The author donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, rhyme, Halloween, emotions

Date(s) Reviewed: October 2010

Other Reviews: No Critics Reviews found at the time of this review. See reader feedback at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.




                 

Copyright © 2003 - 2017. The Reading Tub, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Reading Tub and Turning a Page ... Opening the World are registered trademarks of The Reading Tub Inc.
No use of these trademarks is permitted without written approval of The Reading Tub, Inc.
Privacy Policy.     Site developed by Sites2BeSeen.