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CITY WITCH, COUNTRY SWITCH by Wendy Wax

CITY WITCH, COUNTRY SWITCH

By Wendy Wax (Author) , Scott Gibala-Broxholm (Illustrator)

Age Range: 5 - 8

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7614-5429-8
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

When country-cousin Muffletump shows up on Mitzi’s urban doorstep, the two witches are thrilled finally to meet. But very quickly, Muffletump finds herself less than charmed with the hustle and bustle of city life, casting sweet-sounding spells to make herself more at home: “TWINKLY-WINKLY!” she cries to summon sheep to help her sleep. Likewise, when Mitzi ventures into Muffletump’s woods, she finds rustic living more than she can bear. Can the two find a way to be happy together? The old city-mouse-country-mouse chestnut wears thin, particularly under the forced rhyme, but readers will enjoy the details of Gibala-Broxholm’s illustrations, which make the most of the absurd situations. (Picture book. 5-8)