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Witch, Witch Come To My Party
WITCH, WITCH COME TO MY PARTY
Since the time when our boys were young, we have been impressed by the quality of the stories published by Child's Play books. My boys were big fans of books like The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear and Quick as a Cricket. We read them over and over and over again. They were perfect for reading aloud. If you are familiar with Child's Play books you already know how wonderful they are. If you are unfamiliar with them, we highly recommend you check them out.
It was more recently, however, that we discovered Witch, Witch Come to My Party. My boys were well past the age of children's picture books but, because we loved the few Child's Play books that we owned, I tend to pick up every Child's Play book that I encounter during my shopping trips for eBay, where I am a Top-Rated eBay Seller. When I saw Witch, Witch Come to My Party it was too good to pass up and not one but five copies came home with me.
The story in Witch, Witch Come to My Party is simple, with one character after another agreeing to come to the party IF another specific individual is invited. It features characters that children love including everything from witches to ghosts and pirates and dragons.
The text has a predictable pattern and rhythm similar to that of Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Witch, Witch Come to My Party is recommended for children as young as four and is perfect for those just beginning to read but also entertaining for children of all ages.
The illustrations are large and incredibly well done and yes, SCARY. Who would want to meet that ugly witch in the dark? Or tangle with that ferocious cat? Or encounter that nasty pirate? They feature scary pictures of creatures that many children are fascinated by. If you are concerned about the scariness factor, check out the Amazon customer reviews for yourself by clicking right here or by watching the video version of the book shown below.
The Author and Illustrator
Witch, Witch Come to My Party was written by Arden Druce and illustrated by Pat Ludlow. It was actually published in 1991 and, therefore, available when my boys were young but for whatever reason we never encountered it until about five years ago.
This book is perfect for children intrigued by scary things and an excellent choice for your Halloween book collection.
Buy Witch, Witch Come To My Party
BUY WITCH, WITCH COME TO MY PARTY
Witch, Witch Come to My Party seems to be out of print. It is sought after and somewhat hard-to-find and, therefore, sells at a premium. It is, however, possible to buy a copy from the enterprising sellers who have it listed on Amazon.com. If you would like to check it out right now, you can click on the picture of the book shown right beside this text.
WATCH WITCH, WITCH COME TO MY PARTY
Read or rather watch the book for yourself before you buy your copy to obtain a true understanding of this beautiful Halloween children's book.
More Excellent Child's Play Books
MORE EXCELLENT CHILD'S PLAY BOOKS
All three of these Child's Play books were popular with my sons when they were children. They are simply fabulous to read aloud. There is even a follow up to The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear called Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear, which I have not seen.
Quick as a Cricket
In Quick as a Cricket, "Whether brave or shy, strong or weak, in the end the young boy celebrates all different, apparently contradictory parts of himself." My grown children still remember the lines from this family favorite book.
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Very Hungry Bear
In this book, "the Little Mouse does everything that he can to save his strawberry from the Big, Hungry Bear, even if it means sharing it with you!" Strawberries took on a special meaning because of this book!
The Napping House
In The Napping House, "A cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing--WAIT! There's a surprise in store, and little ones will want to discover it over and over again." Another family favorite.
"A cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing--WAIT! There's a surprise in store, and little ones will want to discover it over and over again."
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