Beginning with the most unwitchy ""Little Witch's Code"" (""The little witch puts things back neatly. . .""), the...

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THE LITTLE WITCH'S BLACK MAGIC BOOK OF DISGUISES

Beginning with the most unwitchy ""Little Witch's Code"" (""The little witch puts things back neatly. . .""), the perpetrator of The Little Witch's Black Magic Cook Book (KR, 1972) offers directions for accessories such as cardboard mustaches and pipe cleaner eye glasses along with 20 minimal no-sew costumes for holiday figures (Scrooge for Christmas, Johnny Appleseed for Arbor Day), characters from Peter fan and Alice in Wonderland (cardboard rabbit ears and paper tail for the March Hare, a tall hat for his tea party host), and types such as burglar (""Wear dark clothes, sneakers. Carry pillowcase. Make mask""), detective (""Wear raincoat. . . carry magnifying glass"") and ""ski accident"" (the costume is a toilet paper cast). The suggestions have the dubious advantage of extreme simplicity (too extreme perhaps for any but nonwitches who lack the normal measure of resourcefulness) and the spurious allure of a title that has no connection with the contents (there's not even a witch's outfit among the 20). JIG.

Pub Date: Sept. 3, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Prentice-Hall

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973