Murray, Diana Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch, illustrated by Heather Ross. PICTURE BOOK.
Harper Collins, 2016. $16.99.
Grimelda is a messy witch. But her house is so messy that she cannot find the ingredient she needs to make her pickle pie. She would cast a finding spell - if only she knew where her spellbook was! After an exhaustive search, alas, she must clean her house to find the lost items. But can a messy witch be happy in a clean house?
Clever writing and rhyming text makes this a perfect holiday read aloud. The illustrations are colorful and fun with lots to discover on every page. Young readers will delight in the yuck and goo and everyone will enjoy this adorable and hilarious witch. This is sure to be a new Halloween favorite but can easily be enjoyed year-round.
EL (K-3), EL - ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jen M. Elementary Librarian