QUICK NOTE...Update: 9/7/19
First of all, my heart goes out to all those affected by the recent heinous weather outbreaks, most recently being Hurricane Dorian. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and we're still trying to get back in our home. Things are very slow to progress towards normalcy...and every day presents a new headache/nightmare to deal with. Hopefully by month's end, we'll be back in there to start the next leg of recovery. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bookish adventures. It helps remind me I'm not alone in this crazy journey called life.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Halloween Fun: A Job for Wittilda by Caralyn and Mark Buehner
Next week we have another book tour coming through with a chance to win a great prize pack....stay tuned for more info. Last but not least, the last week of October we will be holding an extra special contest with the help of a great YA author I've sure you've all heard of. She's pretty "wicked" to be sharing of her "possessions" with us for the contest so be sure to check it out! (Yes, those ARE hints as to whom the author is!) That's all for now....and with the show! The focus of today's post is on a little Halloween fun! Today's book choice is....
A Job for Wittilda
Caralyn and Mark Buehner
The story of one kind-hearted witch that stays her ground no matter the circumstances and shows the world you can do what's right and still end up on top! Wittilda is a cat lover...how do you know this? Well apart from the cover, the story says as much....since she has 47 little ones to care for. (Yep, 47! I'm a pet lover too, but that's even a bit much for me!) In true storybook fashion....one day the cupboard was bare, leaving hungry little kitties to contend with. What's a girl to do? Well short of magically making more food or money appear, we are left with the obvious choice....get a job!
Yes, our little literary hero-in-the-making is tuned in to today's modern world despite her affection for so many fuzzy friends. Getting a job for most is rather easy (with today's ecomony aside of course), it's all a matter of choosing what you are interested in most or at least willing to do to make the dough you seek (just being honest!). For someone as unique as Wittilda, that gets a little trickier. Hairdresser, exterminator....pizza delivery girl? She tries one and all....but witch, I mean which, one will fit her nature as well as help her with nurturing her little friends? Take a quick break with this trickless Halloween treat to find out!
The cover of this delightful tail....I mean tale, was enough to draw me in! Such a cute assortment of kittens with an industrious little witch peering out at you, how could I resist? The pictures within the book are just are great...kind of a cross between a drawing and a painting with beautiful colors to draw the eye of a child as well as those that just want a little holiday fun (GUILTY!). The rhyming style reminded me of the infamous "Twas the Night Before Christmas", so although you may not be familiar with this particular story or author, it welcomes you as an old friend. It is a quick read (children's picture book, but of course) but definitely time well spent!
Since the Halloween festivites are fast approaching, let's make them the focus of this query....out of the costumes you've worn over the years, which one was your favorite and why? If you didn't dress up for the holiday, choose your favorite that you've seen out and about!
Mine...I think I would say Snow White. It was (okay, is) a really pretty costume I picked up at our local Target store for a trip down to Disney's Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. It was a blast and the costume got rave reviews! (Yes, my hair was short and dark like hers so I actually had one child think I WAS her...I played along for the grateful parents sake.) =0)
As always, your feedback and comments are welcome!
Until next time....happy reading!