Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Children's Book Review: City Witch, Country Switch
City Witch, Country Switch
Written by: Wendy Wax
Illustrated by: Scott Gibala-Broxholm
Published by: Marshall Cavendish Children, 2008
Mitzi is a city witch. She likes pizza and plays, crowded subways and noisy streets. Muffletump is a country witch. She prefers hayrides and fresh air, pumpkin picking and her pet snake. When the cousins visit each other, their differences come between them. How can they solve their problem? With a spell, of course But finding the right one isn't so easy. The rhyming text makes this a wonderful read-aloud, while the vibrant watercolor and colored-pencil artwork contains fantastically funny details for kids to pore over.
* This book isn't a Halloween themed book but because of the witches I thought it was seasonally appropriate. Prior to reading this book I was more familiar with author Wendy Wax's novels for adults. This book, told in rhyme, is a take on the classic tale The City Mouse and the Country Mouse. Witch cousins Mitzi and Muffletump visit each other's homes and discover that they each prefer their own homes better. This is of course after they perform spells to create a more enjoyable visit. The illustrations are eye-catching and colorful helping to make this a fun read.
* This book was borrowed from the library.
Family Rating: 1 thumb up.