4/4: Children’s Book of the Week; Alice and Greta

Alice and Greta: A Tale of Two Witches
by Steven J. Simmons
a tale of two witches
illustrated by Cyd Moore
Alice and Greta live on the same mountain; they went to the same school, learned the same spells–but they couldn’t be less alike. Alice uses her magic to guide lost puppies and keeping things cheery. Greta, well… Greta brews pond slime for her morning cup of coffee. She’s  a weaver of hexes and a destroyer of sandcastles, but is she a better witch than Alice? Greta thinks she can best her witchy rival for good and always with a particularly nasty trick of melty marshmallow muck. But Alice learned something in school that Greta was too busy causing mischief to hear–the catch-all, game-ending Brewmerang Principal:

Whatever you chant, whatever you brew, sooner or later comes back to you!”

A charming story with enchanting illustrations, this book is ideal for ages 4-8.

~ Susan Chodakiewitz is the author of the picture book Too Many Visitors for One Little House. She is the founder of Booksicals books and theatrical.  Booksicals currently performs the picture book Too Many Visitors at schools, libraries, book stores, and special literacy events ~