Saturday, September 20, 2008

Great Read: Winnie the Witch

What is it about Winnie?

I don't know for sure, but she captivates her audience, and she'll capture your heart. From the first time I met her, she had me scrambling to find more. Fortunately, there is a whole series of Winnie books. Winnie is not your typical witch. She doesn’t cackle, or wear black, or cast spells. Except sometimes, when she does. But then she does something un-witch-ey… like accidentally toss her wand in the washing machine.

And when that happens, the colours just explode! They’re practically running all over the page! What will happen next!?

If you're looking for something to entertain your reluctant reader - boy or girl - try Winnie and see if she doesn't light a spark.

The Winnie series is written by Valerie Thomas and illustrated by Korky Paul.
There's more Winnie at her website.
You can buy the 6 in 1 Winnie collection from Amazon for $18.87 Cdn.


Michele K. said...

She sounds like an interesting character and one I imagine a lot of kids could relate to: friendly, well-meaning and things don't always go the way she plans. Thanks for pointing your readers in the direction of another great read!

max said...


I grew up as a reluctant reader. Now I write action-adventures & mysteries, especially for boys 8 and up, that kids hate to put down. My web site is at and my Books for Boys blog is at I also have a short story in a new book called LAY UPS and LONG SHOTS, published by Darby Creek Publishing. I'm also featured in an article in the 2009 edition of Children's Wrtier Guide.

My other books are all ranked by Accelerated Reader

Max Elliot Anderson