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For today’s What to Read Wednesday I have another classic children’s book that will even scare adults: The Witches by Roald Dahl.
The Witches by Roald Dahl
If you’ve never read The Witches it’s time to correct that. It’s about a young boy who lives with his grandma and she warns him about witches. Witches aren’t like their stereotypes with pointy hats and green skin, no, they appear to look just like any other lovely woman. But things aren’t always as they appear. Witches are bald and must wear wigs to cover their baldness, they always wear gloves to cover their claws, they don’t have toes so they wear boxy shoes to hide that, and they can smell children. To them children smell like dog droppings and they want to rid the world of all the children!
Well imagine the surprise of the boy when he comes across not just one witch but a witch convention! He learns their plans to turn all the children in the world into mice! What will he do?
Roald Dahl has an amazing way with words and storytelling. His books, like Goosebumps, don’t always have the traditional happy ending we expect but somehow you walk away from his books happy. The Witches is no different.(I hope I haven’t given too much away). It will lead you on a suspenseful journey of heroic proportions and have you on the edge of your seat. It’s a perfect quick read for Halloween.
And once you finish the book, check out the movie starring Anjelica Huston. It’s an amazing movie. We even did a podcast episode for From Cover to Reel.
Happy Halloween! Happy Reading!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!