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What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen? by Nick Sharratt
Published by Candlewick Press
Pages: 20
Ages: 3 and up
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Books | Indiebound | Book Depository
Publishers Summmary:

Those who dare to poke around in a witch’s kitchen should be prepared for what they find! Will it be tasty treats or terrifying beasts? Foods that delight, or a nasty fright? A nice way to fill your belly or something disgusting and smelly? And who do you think will pop up if you try to escape through the back door? Nick Sharratt’s bold illustrations combine with a clever concept sure to lure kids in for a tour that will scare them silly.

Littlebug Cackles: “Hehehe. Ever since I read this book all I could think about being for Halloween is a witch! Now that I am finally dressed up I don’t think I am taking off my costume.

“There are all sorts of yucky and silly things in this book, but my very favorite part is the surprise at the end. Boo! The witch pops out of the book to scare you for Halloween! Hahahaha! It’s the very bestest thing ever. Even if my big brother likes the rabbit plops better, I still like the witch!”

Mom’s Two Cents: “From lollipops to rabbit plops, burnt ghosts to hot toast, strawberry tea to goblin pee there are many things to be discovered inside the witch’s kitchen. Open the refrigerator door to the left and you may discover something yummy, but open it to the right and you may discover something terribly yucky.

“Littlebug adores this book! This is another book that I was weary of with all the flaps and openings because Littlebug is unfortunately very brutal on books (well, everything). Not that she always does it on purpose, it’s just that our sweet Littlebug is a bit of a klutz. So how do I know when she truly loves a book? Well, in the case of a pull/lift/flap/etc. book I know because she treats it with extra special care and that’s exactly what she’s been doing with What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen?. She’s been bringing it to me quite often over the last few weeks and I’ve even caught her one or two times opening and closing the little flaps with the utmost care.

“Each page has the option of opening a different item in the witch’s kitchen to discover either very yummy or yucky things by flipping the flap to the left or right. To be honest, at first I couldn’t figure it out. It took the Turkeybird showing me how to do it (yes, my four year old is smarter than I am). The flaps, though appearing to only open one way can actually open either and it’s so so neat! Both the kiddos and myself have sat flipping the doors back and forth for quite some time because it’s just so much fun. Then, at the end you have the great surprise of a full two page pop-out witch coming to life before your eyes!

What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen? by Nick Sharratt is a creepy spooky story that even the littlest Halloween fans will appreciate and their parents will happily read to them. Filled with delightful rhyming texts and adorable illustrations it’s easy to help the very youngest of readers enjoy a sometimes scary holiday. As you flip back and forth the doors, cupboards and more readers will discover just exactly the witch has hidden in her kitchen. Could it be a yummy treat or something dreadfully yucky?”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 2 to 6. A delightfully fun Halloween book that even very young readers can enjoy without getting spooked.

Find What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen? by Nick Sharratt at the following spots:
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9 Responses to Book Review: What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen? by Nick Sharratt

  1. Julie says:

    This looks like a cute book. I have so many Halloween books now. It seems every year there are several I want to buy! I may have to add this one to the list too.

  2. Sounds precious but not as cute as her in that costume.

  3. Hmm, never heard of this one. Will have to go check it out. thanks!

  4. michelle says:

    Obviously the book is perfect for little hands and they are the best ones to figure it out just as teenage hands are able to work technology better than me! I love that the witch has both yucky and yummy items in her refrigerator.

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  7. Sounds like a fabulous ending!

  8. Carol says:

    I am curious how the book will entice kids on having a tour in her house. The book really sounds interesting and I am excited what treats the witch has prepared for us. I think we’ll enjoy reading it together. I hope it is not that scary.

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