Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The TTLG 2011 Picture Book Celebration - Book two hundred and seventy-one

I remember many years ago I celebrated my birthday in India. Though I was surrounded by good friends and they certainly arranged a wonderful celebration for me, I could not help missing my family. Today's book is about a little witch who cannot find her dearest companion, just when she is about to celebrate her birthday. Though the little witch has her cake and her decorations, she cannot imagine celebrating her birthday if her best friend is not there with her. 

Lieve Baeten
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
NorthSouth, 2011, 978-0-7358-4043-0
   It is Lizzy the Little Witch’s birthday, and she is planning a little celebration. When her cake conjuring spell fails to work, she flies out on her broom to buy a cake. Back at home, she puts the cake on the table and calls Cat, but Cat does not respond.
   Lizzy cannot celebrate without Cat, so she goes to look for her. She asks some witches in the Witch Village Market if they have seen Cat, but they haven’t. The witches in the Witch This-n’-That Shop tell Lizzy that they haven’t seen Cat either. Even the witch in the Witch Pet Store hasn’t seen Cat. Poor Lizzy. How can she have her birthday party without Cat for company.
   In this delightful Little Witch title, children will enjoy a story that is full of surprises, cunning pictures with doors that open, and that has the perfect happy ending. They will appreciate why Lizzy feels that her birthday celebration cannot be complete if Cat is not there with her.
   This is one of a series of books about Lizzy the Little Witch.

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