Review Blog

Aug 09 2016

Witch watch by Sibeal Pounder

cover image

Ill. by Laura Ellen Anderson. Witch Wars series. Bloomsbury, 2016. ISBN 9781408852699
(Age: 8+) Witch watch follows closely on from the second story in the Witch Wars series. Once again, there are strange things happening in Ritzy City, life is all black and white, devoid of colour until a mysterious green apple materializes in the street. When Tiga's witch guardian Miss Heks reappears in a bright orange dress and magically places her tatty house on Ritzy Avenue, Tiga, Peggy and Fluffanora know something is wrong. WARWOP! The witch magazine also reports rumours of wicked Celia Crayfish sightings all over town. Disguised as the waitress, Norma Milton, she is determined to bring her friends the adult witches back to Ritzy City and stoop the girls ruling the place.
The girls fly off on their magic broomstick for a big adventure to help Tiga look for her mother Gretal Green who has disappeared up the pipes into Silver City. The magic is fanciful, with silly spells, talking cats, wicked witches in boxes amongst watermelon green houses, slippery slug spies and WARWOP! Magazine reports.
The action is fast-paced; the nine-year-old witches seem to act more like teenagers as they dive in to thwart the mysterious reappearance of the adult witches. This is a fun story for fans of the previous books in the series; Laura Ellen Anderson's stylized illustrations portray the girls as teenage characters as well as their ritzy clothes.
Rhyllis Bignell

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals 2018
National Book Award winners 2017
Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2017
YABBA Awards 2017
Teens' top 10
2017 Man Booker Prize
Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature 2017 winners
2017 Children's Peace Literature Award Short List
Inkys Awards 2017
2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award
2017 NSW Premier's History Awards
The Queensland Literary Awards 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2017
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Bookmark and poster templates