Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Kathy Reviews: Switch Witch by Pamela Hurd

ISBN #: 978-1463445874
Page Count: 24
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: AuthorHouse Publishing

Book Summary:
(Taken from back cover)

We all want a friend who will be there to watch our backs! Flotilla Batwing and Blistell Cattail are just that, friends who stick together, especially when trying something new. More importantly, this story not only shows the significance of having a friend that is always there, but also conveys the worth of being that kind of friend.

Suggested Audience:

This is a children's book. I'd say the appropriate age group is between 6-8 years old. Girls may like this book better than boys, since the two main characters are female. My 6 year old son, who is just beginning to read, would probably have a hard time reading this on his own, but he liked the story.

Kathy's Review:

Fun illustrations and vivid descriptions make Switch Witch an entertaining read for kids. Flotilla and Blistell are the best of friends, and Blistell wants Flotilla to try something new - wearing inline skates to fly around instead of a broom. Flotilla resists the idea at first, because she remembers other incidents where the two of them got into trouble. But when she sees that her friend's feelings are hurt because she doesn't want to try the skates, she agrees to the idea. The two friends spiral off into an adventure together that doesn't go as planned, but they have fun.

It's a cute story about friendship with a lesson that it's okay to try new things, but sometimes you do things the old way for a reason! Your kids will appreciate the imaginative words to describe things like the potions they are brewing, Blistell's bed which is made out of fish lips, and references to other Halloween characters. The illustrations are all done in eye-catching, bright colors, which brings the characters to life. A superb effort to make these two witchy friends come to life!

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