Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch

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We rented the book “Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch” from are library and really enjoyed it!

About the Book

Grimelda’s house may not be tidy, but it’s cozy, and that’s just the way she likes it. She also likes pickle pie. There’s only one problem—she can’t find the main ingredient in her messy house! Readers who enjoyed Norman Bridwell’s classic The Witch Next Door will love this funny, charming story about the everyday life of a witch.

With a repeating refrain and lively, rhyming text, Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch is perfect for reading aloud with a child at Halloween as well as all year round, or for an emerging reader to enjoy on their own. The vibrant illustrations by Crafty Chloeillustrator Heather Ross provide plenty of fun things for readers to discover on repeated reads. [Buy on]

About the Author

Diana Murray writes poetry and books for children. Her award-winning poems have appeared in magazines including Spider, Ladybug, Highlights, and High Five. Diana recently moved from the Bronx to a nearby suburb, where she lives with her husband, two very messy children, and a goldfish named Pickle. She is represented by Brianne Johnson at Writers House literary agency.

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Our Review:

This book is such a cute, fun Halloween book!  We loved the bright colors and cute illustrations – many hidden treasures on each page to enjoy with your children.

Gramelda the witch wants to make pickle pie, but she is missing an ingredient.  Her house is so messy she can’t find it!  Children will love the adorable rhymes in this book.

“Grimelda’s house was black with grim
and stacked with jars of mold and slime,
and ogre’s breath. and spotted snails and oozing goo in rusty pails.”

Grimelda is such a charming character — she definitely needs a whole series of books!

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