In this latest addition to the Meg and Mog series, Meg the witch mixes a magic potion to make a lunch box for her cat Mog. Mog is jealous because Owl has a lunch box for which Meg prepares treats like bat baps, vole roll and hot frog. Muttering ""Pat of butter/Eye of fly/It may not work/But it's worth a try,"" Meg casts a spell and creates a lunch box for Mog. Inside, the three are surprised to find a caterpillar. One fine day, the caterpillar becomes a butterfly (""It's turned out quite nicely,"" Owl comments). Using bold blocks of dissonant colors (orange and purple, gray and orange, etc.), Pienkowski creates eye-catching, engaging pictures. Much of the large, hand-lettered text appears in cartoon balloons. That, and the offbeat, amusing story make this an attractive volume for new readers or younger listeners.
Pub Date: July 1, 1987
Page Count: 32
Publisher: William Heinemann--dist. by David & Charles