This book is an older chapter book that is still darling. Little Witch was published in 1953. It was written by Anna Elizabeth Bennett (I love her name) and illustrated by Helen Stone. The pictures are perfect for the story. I have an original copy that was published on the most glorious rich, creamy, thick paper. This book was reprinted to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
Minikin Snickasnee is the daughter of a mean witch who turns neighborhood children into potted plants. Her mother doesn't allow her to go to school. Minikin has never had a bath or washed her clothing. One day she decides to sneak out and go to school, and here her problems get worse before things get straightened out.
This book would make a fun read aloud. Minikin Snickasnee is such a fun name to say. The story is just the right amount of scary combined with humor and friendships and fun for your early reader. I found it predictable but in a good way for a young reader. This book has 128 pages of widely spaced text and darling pictures.
Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We are in need of Spanish books at this time, especially board books. We can always use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the book you donate.
Read to a child today even if that child is you.