Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The Witch With An Itch: Dragon v Dinosaur by Helen Baugh and Deborah Allwright (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)

24th September 2015, Jonathan Cape, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Content: magic, humour 

The littlest witch and the wizard, her twin, were both very stubborn and both liked to win . . .

Who will triumph - the littlest witch or the littlest wizard? Magic transforms the twins from princess and knight to deadly dragon and dinosaur. BUT the littlest witch's troublesome itch soon comes along - and teaches the twins an important lesson...

Nayu's thoughts
It just so happened that I'd reread the first book in this series right before reading this tale, which introduces a wizard twin to the little Witch. Their magic duel is hilarious! It reminded me a little of the duel between Merlin and the not so nice witch in the Disney version of The Sword in the Stone, with each change of the wand the transformations get crazier. It had me smiling away at the same time of wishing they'd just get along – it's okay to be different from each other! 

Competition is good in healthy doses, too much creates chaos: adding magic to the mix is asking for trouble! I love the bright colours and wild imagination used for this duel – the ending was a big surprise and will delight all readers. 

Find out more on Deborah's website.

Available to pre-order from most bookstores including NRC affiliate Foyles

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Stephanie Faris said...

What a cute title. I love it!

Nayuleska said...

Yay! Me too. I highly recommend it!