Author: Sally M. Walker
Illustrator: Lee White
Year published: 2009
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Number of pages: 30
Recommended age: 3 to 6 years
Daughter's Rating: ★★★★☆
Mom's Rating: ★★★★½
Reviewed by Featured Guest Reviewers: Dawn from Dawn’s Disaster and her daughter, The Big One
Summary (from Amazon): Poor Druscilla. Her sore, ancient knees are so creaky and loud that she can’t sneak up on anyone to play witchy tricks on Halloween. She and her faithful cat, Drizzle, try to find a way for her to sneak quietly – riding her donkey, enchanting her wheelbarrow, making wings – yet all fail miserably.
But when she picks up a broom to sweep up the scattered feathers, she has an idea that just might work!
This charming Halloween picture book finally solves the mystery of why witches fly on broomsticks.
What it’s about: Druscilla and her cat were the main characters in the story. The cat followed the witch everywhere. The witch was old, like Daddy, and had sore knees, but she wanted to scare people. She tried A LOT of things, but nothing worked. Then, she made a potion and made her broom stick fly! She was the best witch!
What I liked and disliked about it: I liked the cat the best part. It followed the witch everywhere, like her best friend. It was funny when the witch tried to fly with the wings.
My bottom line: Yes, I will read it again. I will recommend my best friends to read Druscilla’s Halloween. She is my favorite witch.
What it’s about: Basically, The Big One has it right. The book is about a witch named Druscilla. She was looking for a way to sneak up on children and scare them on Halloween. She attempted many different styles to getting from place to place without being heard, but nothing worked. Finally, she had an epiphany and she was the envy of all the witches.
What I liked and disliked about it: I enjoyed the book. The timeline was very well thought out. It started with “easy” tasks to get her from place to place unheard, and builds up until she has the revelation of how to fly. The illustrations are very well drawn and well suited for the age group of 3-6 years old. The pictures are very obvious to help young children understand what the author is trying to convey.
My bottom line: I would recommend this book to children of all ages. It is appropriate for both boys and girls. This book is probably best suited for 3-6 year olds. Ms. Middle (3 years old) had a hard time sitting through the story, but The Big One was quite enthralled.
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