Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

The Curious Little Witch

The Curious Little Witch

Lieve Baeten
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
NorthSouth, 2010   ISBN: 978-0735823051

It is a clear moonlit night, and Lizzy the witch and her cat are flying around on their broomstick. Lizzie sees that there are lights shining in the windows of one house. Being a curious young witch, Lizzie flies over to the house and she peeks through the open window on the top floor. Suddenly Lizzie’s cat sees some mice and it jumps into the room. Lizzie comes flying through the window and her broomstick is broken as she falls to the floor.

Now what is Lizzie going to do? She can’t fly home on a broken broomstick. Then Lizzie hears the sound of music coming from downstairs, so she creeps down the ladder to see what is going on. On the floor below, Lizzie meets Music Witch, who makes beautiful magical music, but she cannot help Lizzie fix her broomstick.

Smelling something delicious on the air, Lizzie follows her nose to the floor below, where she meets Kitchen Witch. Kitchen Witch makes Lizzie a deliciously magical meal, but she does not know anything about fixing broomsticks. Is there anyone around who is going to be able to help Lizzie?

Packed with wonderfully detailed illustrations that are full of surprises, this picture book will charm readers who have a fondness for magic. Children will love the way Lizzie goes down through the house, visiting one witch after another as she tries to find someone to help her.