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The Worst Witch (Young Puffin Story Books) Paperback – 27 Sep 2001
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Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch (Sunday Express) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Jill Murphy was born in London in 1949. From a very early age she was drawing and writing stories, and was already putting books together (literally, with a stapler) by the time she was six. She went on to study at Chelsea, Croydon and Camberwell Schools of Art. Jill worked in a children's home for four years and as a nanny for a year, before becoming a freelance writer and illustrator. The Worst Witch stories, of which this is the first, are some of Puffin's most successful titles.
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Early Years Teachers - This book proved to be an invaluable resource on my teaching placements. As with this well respected and loved children's author, Jill Murphy, this is a great book with a good story line. It is so versatile and can be enjoyed by many ages. It is really easy to engage with as there are so many possible themes in the story which can be explored to a suitable depth dependent on the children's ages.
Themes include: space, recycling, bears, emotions, safety.
- Children could make their own rockets out of junk modelling materials, plasticine, play-doh or clay.
- Children could be given a big cardboard box either inside the classroom or outside and they can be left alone to go on their own journeys in the box and make up what they want to do and where they want to go.
- Children could act out the story in a role play as the teacher reads the story.
- Children could look into what rockets are used for, what they are made out of and why they are used? This could lead onto them learning about the stars, sun, moon and transport.Read more ›
A girl called Mildred can't walk from one end off the coridor to the other with out getting told of.She lives in Miss Cacles Acadamy,she has a best freind called Maud and she can't even ride a broomstick because her cat Tabby can't stay on her broomstick.
I liked the bit when Mildred turned the group of witches into snails because first she got the spell wrong and she turned them into dogs.
I recomend this book to children between year 2 and year 4.I would give this book 10 out of 10 because I love this book very much.
I had purchased one of the individual books and enjoyed it very much with my 2 year old daughter, so decided to purchase this collection to get the rest. I found it much more wordy since there is now twice as much text per illustration, and it is less appealing to its intended audience because of this imbalance. Avoid this edition and buy the single books (or get them from the library!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A hit all round -- all the girls in our house have loved these - keep them coming!Published 6 days ago by Ger Hogan
Being new to these books I bought the first one in the series after seeing it mentioned on TV along side the Harry Potter books when I ordered it I did not notice it was so short... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Poppy Ann.
Bought this for my goddaughter but mainly because I read all the Jill Murphy Worst Witch books when I was younger and remember thinking they were brilliant. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Astraea80