Boelts, Maribeth Pupunzel Random House, 2016. $3.99 EARLY READER LEVEL 3
When a mama dog picks a witch’s plant in the woods, the witch takes one of her puppies away to live in a tower as a punishment. There the dog’s fur grows long, enabling the witch to climb to the top of the tower. When the puppy’s family comes to her rescue, they run into trouble with the witch.
This is the strangest and longest story, with an unusual ending (plus its still men coming to save the day). I think the idea of the story and the cover would be very appealing to young readers. The illustrations are very cute!
EL(K-3) –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.