Welcome to The Itty-Bitty Witch blog tour and the Spooktacular giveaway hop!
Thanks to our hosts Chatty Patty’s Place & Review Wire Media.
Can you believe it’s October? Where did 2019 go? October is one of my favorite months. Like Anne Shirley, I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
Speaking of Anne of Green Gables, when this giveaway finishes, I’ve got a new one that will start directly after this ends. I’ll be giving away a Baby Lit version of Anne of Green Gables. Be sure you’re following my blog, so you don’t miss out! For this giveaway, I’ve got The Itty-Bitty Witch, and you are going to love it!
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The Itty-Bitty Witch
by Trisha Speed Shaskan & illustrated by Xindi Yan
Published: July 16, 2019
Publisher: Two Lions
Betty can’t wait to be a first-grade witch. But on the first day of school, her classmates start calling her “Itty Bitty” because she’s small and still uses her kinder-broom. Betty doesn’t like the nickname—or how it makes her feel itty-bitty inside. So she comes up with a BIG idea to prove herself: winning the Halloween Dash.
Watch this cute book trailer for The Itty-Bitty Witch.
Praise for The Itty-Bitty Witch
“Caregivers and teachers will be pleased with the multiple extensions the story offers, all wrapped up in a Halloween theme. Proving size does not matter, this itty-bitty witch casts a bewitching spell.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A familiar portrayal of [a] determined, lone underdog who discovers her sense of worth.” —Publishers Weekly
The Itty-Bitty Witch is completely and utterly adorable. Have you ever been so excited for something, but when that something comes around, someone crushes that excitement? That happens to poor Betty. She’s so excited to start first grade witch school. But, Betty is small for her age, and she still needs to use her Kinder-broom. As we all know, some witches (kids) like to find someone to pick on at school. I don’t know why they do it, but my theory (okay, not just mine) is that they feel inferior. Making fun of other kids is their way of puffing themselves up.
This bullying sets the scene for the remainder of The Itty Bitty-Witch. Instead of feeling excited, Betty starts feeling itty-bitty inside. This, along with how Betty overcomes that itty-bitty feeling, makes this a great book for you to share important lessons with your little ones. Be sure you pay close attention to the pictures when you read this, and share your observations with your kids. The illustrations in this book are exceptionally charming. You are going to want to follow the illustrator on Instagram because her work is delightful!
I highly recommend The Itty-Bitty Witch!
About the author and illustrator
When Trisha Speed Shaskan was a child, Halloween meant bobbing for apples, daring to touch brains (which may have been noodles), and—best of all—wearing costumes. She still loves dressing up for Halloween. Trisha is the author of more than forty children’s books, including Punk Skunks and the Q & Ray series, both illustrated by her husband, Stephen Shaskan. Trisha lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with Stephen; their cat, Eartha; and their dog, Beatrix.
Xindi Yan grew up in a small city called Wuhu in China, and like Betty, she was always the smallest in her class. Standing a little shy of five feet, she still can’t reach the high shelves in grocery stores and sometimes finds that shoes made for kids fit her best. But her size didn’t stop her from chasing her big dreams of being a published artist in New York City. Xindi is the illustrator of Sylvia Rose and the Cherry Tree by Sandy Shapiro Hurt and the Craftily Ever After series by Martha Maker. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and hopes to have a puppy one day.
About the giveaway
One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Itty-Bitty Witch, courtesy of Two Lions/Amazon (U.S. addresses).
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