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Witch, Witch Come To My Party

Updated on April 22, 2015

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 Storyline

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.

The Napping House
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."

 

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    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      3 years ago from United States

      These all sound like great children's books! I don't believe I have ever heard of this series before. I have no doubt that I would especially love the "Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear", however, the Witch, Witch Come to My Party seems most appropriate for this time of year :)

    • TreasuresBrenda profile imageAUTHOR

      Treasures By Brenda 

      4 years ago from Canada

      @Michelllle: You are right, it wood! (Wood intended.)

    • TreasuresBrenda profile imageAUTHOR

      Treasures By Brenda 

      4 years ago from Canada

      @ecogranny: Thanks! I hope you get to share it sometime with your grandchildren.

    • Michelllle profile image

      Michelllle 

      4 years ago

      Love love love Audrey Wood. Makes a super author study for teachers. great lens!

    • ecogranny profile image

      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      I love children's books, and this one promises to be a good one. I do believe my grandchildren would love it. Well done review.

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