Grimelda the Very Messy Witch

Grimelda the Very Messy Witch
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July 26, 2016
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Grimelda’s house may not be tidy, but it’s cozy, and that’s just the way she likes it. She also likes pickle pie. There’s only one problem—she can’t find the main ingredient in her messy house! Readers who enjoyed Norman Bridwell’s classic The Witch Next Door will love this funny, charming story about the everyday life of a witch.

With a repeating refrain and lively, rhyming text, Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch is perfect for reading aloud with a child at Halloween as well as all year round, or for an emerging reader to enjoy on their own. The vibrant illustrations by Crafty Chloe illustrator Heather Ross provide plenty of fun things for readers to discover on repeated reads.

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A very witchy mess
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What I liked:

Grimelda is a very cute story about a young witch with a very messy room, her search for one thing and the hilarious amount of items she has. Illustrations done by Heather Ross are adorable and work really well to bring the story to life. From Grimelda's messy tangled hair to the background images this book will be a kids favorite. The easy flow of the story combined with the pictures will make this a story that many kids truly enjoy. Heather does a really great job with the illustrations, for those kids who like to look at the pictures while reading, this is definitely one I would pick up. They are so cute and very appealing to the eye and the great thing is that each read through something new will catch your eye. Whether it's Grimelda's hair or the moo poster in the background. These images are so creative and very fun to look at.

What left me wanting more:

I really didn't have any problems with this story at all. I thought it was adorable and so well done and really shows you that if you clean up your mess it's way easier to find things. It's one I would recommend to kids 4 and up. It's one even parents will enjoy reading to their kids. The ending is very funny as well, and not what I was expecting to see. Overall I thought this was a very cute and really well done story. It's not very long and the lyrical flow makes this a quick read for those kids who just won't sit still.
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