A Bad Spell For the Worst Witch (Book 3) is probably the second strongest book in the series (the strongest in my opinion being The Worst Witch to the Rescue/Book 6).
Jill Murphy's strength as a children's author is keeping the story innocent enough for kids yet slipping in a little joke for the adults. As an adult it doesn't get boring to read it and fair enough I was reading this on a nostalgia trip (yes I am a childless millennial!) but there are aspects that I remember from my childhood; the drawings for example. There's a fantastic drawing by Jill Murphy (who illustrates the books, if you didn't know!) of Tabby, Mildred's cat.
So the book - what I love about this book is how diverse the story is. It isn't just a linear A to B story. It goes from A to B and then backtracks to Z after Mildred and Ethel have a fall out and are both banned from going to the Halloween display (because of their actions in the very first book, The Worst Witch). The writing is personal, relatable and comical - Miss Hardbroom being attacked by a flying bucket is hysterical!
Jill Murphy really manages to write fantastic children's stories, that are also accessible for adults, without them being patronising. Love it!
A lovely gift for my daughter. She already had a different story and enjoyed it that much we decided to purchase another one. The story is a little long compared to another story we have. I felt that it was something that you had to return to periodically. Other than that, it was a lovely gift. Its price was very reasonable considering that it is free delivery as well. No problems with the postage and packaging at all.
I remember reading and enjoying these books when I was young, bought them for my daughter, and we are enjoying reading them together, loving them just as much second time round. Brilliant adventures of a little witch. Arrived well packaged, excellent price Fantastic seller. Thank You :-)
This is the third book in the series, I have been reading them with my daughter who is 10years old and we both love them. This book doesn't disappoint, it's full of fun and Mildred always seems to be in trouble. I think it's suitable for 5 years and up.
My 7 year old absolutely loves this story, she listens to the audio cd night after night without getting board of it. My daughter loves the suspense of the mischieff and the scarey teacher catching them out.
I read these books as a 9 year old and loved them and am so happy my daughter is enjoying these stories too.
Great, fun book that children find exciting. Easy to read but introduces some new language. Good buy for birthdays or gifts. Arrived on time and in good packaging for the items size, protecting it from any damage. Thanks. :)