Monday, July 25, 2011


Cheryl Christian
Wish Williams (illustrator)
August 2011

From preparing a special brew to flying through the skies, this group of witches is preparing for Halloween.  The most creative aspect of this story is the juxtaposition between the text and the pictures.  The text describes the creepy, scary things witches do, and without the accompanying illustrations, might be a bit spooky for a very young audience.  But the illustrations lessen the fright factor by showing readers from the beginning that this is a group of children trick-or-treating and celebrating Halloween.

WITCHES is meant to be read by a very young audience.  It is written in rhyme, and the pictures are gorgeous.  I can imagine my students reading it to their younger prayer partners at Halloween.  


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