NZ Writer and Illustrator
Joy H. Davidson, illustrated by Nikki Slade Robinson
Scholastic Books 2016 $19.00pb 32pp
ISBN 978 1 7754 3372 9
Themes: Cats/ Job interviews/ SPCA/ Witches
This young witch has everything (well almost) – the cauldron, the tall black hat, the spell book, the broomstick, the recipes and to say nothing of a spectacularly slim figure. There is just one thing missing – the perfect witch’s cat. In spite of the job interviews she holds not one seems right until the cauldron spits out the letters - SPCA and there in a dark corner…. A perfect picture book that tells the story as much by the illustrations as by the words – and is great to read aloud as I have just found out.
Preschool up/ Age 4 up
(Note: The Joy Cowley Award is announced the year before the book is published)