Celebrate Halloween with this fun and festive counting book, perfect for fans of Room on the Broom!
Young readers will want to fly the night sky with the ten little witches in this bright and adventurous Halloween story. Whether zooming past rattling skeletons, buzzing by pie-stealing mummies, or soaring over a werewolf with bad breath, this exciting group of witches and their high-flying Halloween adventures will have readers cheering! Plus, play a game of I Spy and find the cat and owl on every page!
"An enjoyable celebration of witchy sisterhood."—Publisher's Weekly
"Bright and cheerful."—School Library Journal
Gerber (Tuck-in Time) offers a jaunty counting story as a witch with "a long, speedy broom" invites nine of her compatriots to join her for a ride. Though the rhymes often suggest the witches are in a degree of peril ("3 little witches zipping through the night/ saw a ghost haunt a witch as she jumped in fright"), Fleming (Ten Eggs in a Nest) opts for cuteness over creepiness there's nothing threatening about his smiling ghosts, pie-stealing mummies, and fuzzy werewolves. There's also a pleasingly inclusive diversity to the witches: one wears a head scarf, and a range of ages and skin colors are represented. Gerber's three-line stanzas can feel abrupt, as though they're waiting to be completed by a fourth line that never arrives, but all in all, it's an enjoyable celebration of witchy sisterhood. Ages 3 7. Author's agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary.