March 12, 2010
This is one of my favorite books. I know it is a kids book, but it is so fun to read. The illustrations are great, and the author is one of my favorites! ;0)
Review from author site: The story, taken from a sixteenth century game still played in England today, describes how seven children named for the days of the week are promised gifts by their mother, who is going to the market. The children, in turn, promise not to open the door but are duped by a witch, who turns them into delicious morsels to eat. The distraught mother tracks them to the witch's cottage and is offered a chance to save her family, but only if she can identify each child by name. It seems impossible, but matching the children's desired gifts with their enchanted states ("pie wants knife, That's Tuesday. Milk wants pitcher. That's Wednesday"), they are saved.
I hope you love the book!
Posted by Mama Bear at 11:05 PM