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Proving that little ones don't need to be frightened of witches
on 17 October 2006
My children loved Winnie the Witch from the very first time they met her. Winnie and Wilbur are a humorous pair, Korky Paul's illustrations are quirky and memorable with lots of little details you spot on each re-reading so that Winnie books stand out from the crowd. This is a gentle story where a baby dragon needs to be reunited with its Mum, and in the process a cloud of pretty butterflies are released. This book is ideal if you have a fairly wary 2-4 year old for whom witches & dragons are a terrifying thought because noone could fail to be charmed by this friendly needy little night-time visitor. In addition the colour palette of the illustrations in this book seem a little softer than other Winnie books. A particularly good introduction into the Winnie books if you haven't already started collecting, and a delightful addition if you have. I don't hesitate to recommend it.