My First How to Catch a Witch by Alice Walstead, illustrated by Joel & Ashley Selby


My First How to Catch a Witch by Alice Walstead, illustrated by Joel & Ashley Selby. Sourcebooks , 2021. 9781728240916

Format:  ARC, board book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  5

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book:   Adorable!  The “My First How To…” are just as fun as the “How To…” series.   The rhyming text and colorful illustrations are a perfect read aloud for little ones at Halloween time.    A young girl sets off on the spookiest night of the year with her puppy friend to catch a witch on her magic broom.  Then, she will fly to the moon on her broom to catch a twinkling little star.   She sets up a trap, a landing, a lemonade in exchange for a broom ride, a nap time trap, and even leaves her favorite toy in exchange for a ride to get her star.  But the night comes to an end and she heads home without the witch’s broom or her twinkle star.   Once inside her bedroom, she finds her favorite toy holding the twinkle star and a special note from the witch.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Little ones looking for not-too-scary Halloween books 

Who should buy this book?  Preschools, elementary schools, home and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Board books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, J.C. Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  July 26, 2021

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