SNATCH A STORY
THE WICKED READ
By Diana Murray Illustrated by Heather Ross Published by HarperCollins Publishers Age Range: 4 – 8 Years
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 Chloe illustrator Heather Ross provide plenty of fun things for readers to discover on repeated reads.
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THE CREEPY CREATOR
Diana Murray is a children’s poet and picture book author. She grew up in New York City and still lives nearby with her husband, two very messy children, and a medley of pets, including a bearded dragon, a snail, two newts, and a goldfish named Pickle. Diana enjoys all things pumpkin-flavored and has even been known to drink fresh-squeezed pumpkin juice. GRIMELDA: THE VERY MESSY WITCH is one of Diana’s first books to be released. It was illustrated by the amazing Heather Ross. Stay tuned for the sequel, GRIMELDA AND THE SPOOKTACULAR PET SHOW, coming in 2017!