Thursday, August 9, 2012

Review & Interview: The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch! by Amy Carter

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch!
by Amy Carter
Category: Juvenile Fiction/Beginners
Published by: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Date Published: September 2009
Pages: 24
ISBN13: 978-1-4327-3781-8

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch is a charming story about a witch that is an image only. After reading the story and getting to know Carter's witch, you realize she has a heart of gold and is loving inside and out.

My Review

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch is simply that, a good witch. While witches are associated with the spooky world of Halloween, this delightful children’s story emphasizes you cannot judge a book by its cover.

Bella enjoyed the book and the hot pink feather boa that Amy included!

The illustrations are fun and show the not so wicked, wicked witch admiring the color pink, filling Halloween night with laughter, and baking delicious cookies for children in her rose colored cottage.

It’s perfect for grade school age children. I love the combination of an entertaining read for kids while teaching them an important lesson of getting to know others before forming an opinion about them despite their outward appearance. 

Interview with Author, Amy Carter

What type of readers will be interested in your book?

The book is for children ages 3-10, but also there has been an interest from adults in the witch. I feel that it is in the character because we (females) all have a fun, mischievous side!

What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

The fact that the witch isn't evil or scary is so appealing. When reading to different groups at schools, the children all comment that they love her because she has a big heart and isn't frightening. They also like the "sparkle" to the normal witch's attire.

Do you have any plans to publish more?

Yes, I would like to have a sequel to the witch book. I have written several other rhyming books that I have not yet pursued with publishing.

About the Author

Amy Purser Carter is a native of Mississippi. She attended the University of Mississippi and resides in Jackson. The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch is her first publication and is available online as as well as in local bookstores.

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Celebrate Woman said...

Beautifully done, Sage!
I am going to read this book now.
I also loved that you gave a nice profile to the author.
Thank you!

Brenda said...

What an eye catching cover, going to check out this book for sure. I found your blog while hopping around and I am now following via GFC. Nice to meet you I look forward to reading your reviews.

Kelley @ Kelley's Passion for Nutrition said...

Thank you for sharing this. It sounds like a wonderful story and we will be picking it up this weekend. Thanks :-)

Jason Ebeling said...

Sage, I love reading your reviews they are always great. Keep it up.

Michelle Maskaly said...

Awww, Very cute!

Rev. Kim Justice said...

I love reading kids reviews... so neat to see them getting involved in books.