Snow-Falling-Effect

Friday, July 11, 2014

Winnie the Witch : Children's Picture Book

Kindly note Note The Vertebrae frill !
IndiBlogger BadgeThe book offers a charming story and astoundingly intricate illustrations. First thing to strike is the colour palette or the lack of it or a bit of both.. Ugh!I am at loss to decide.Witch Magic,I Guess.

Winnie the Witch, a rather clumsy witch, lived in a black house.
The house was black from inside and outside.
The carpets were black.The chairs were black. 
The bed,sheets, blankets, even the bath was black.Obviously,Wilbur the cat was also black. 
But the problem is Winnie could not see him in this much blackness.
 So,if his luminescent eyes were close,Winnie the Witch just could not find him.And he did take a nap causing Winnie the Witch to sit on him once, trip over him the another day and one day, taking a nasty fall from the stairs!
It was time for witch-work!
ABRACADABRA
And Wilbur turned bright  green .But then he got mixed up in the grass even with his eyes open, and caused Winnie to trip over him again and land in the bushes!!

Winnie got really angry and painted him in Technicolour .
Hmm.... it was good but...but embarrassing for Wilbur!Poor Cat felt miserable and climbed on the top of the tallest tree but even there ...the birds laughed at him. He felt ridiculous. 

Now Winnie loved him too much to let him suffer so she turned him black again.


Then she waved her wand again, and again, and again,and again. 


Each wave made a splash of colour! Green and Pink, Red and Orange, Yellow and Blue and white....


Now the Black House had been decked up in beautiful colours and instead of black house now she had a yellow house with red roof, red door,blue bed, pink n white sheets, pink blankets,shiny white bath,white chairs, red n white cushions,green carpet with Pink roses and a coal black cat- Wilbur.
Now, Winnie can see Wilbur ,where ever  he sits.

REVIEW
An amusing story with amazing illustrations .The beauty of the concept is witch facing a genuine(old age)problem and finds solution by trial and error.
Also how our rash decisions can sometimes make an adverse impact on the life of others/loved ones.
The beauty of illustrations is as always, in detail.The clothes line on the roof, the TV antenna, and the broom stick decoration crisscross like swords  in the drawing room.And don't miss the frill of vertebrae at the hem of Winnie's dress!!  A cute story with a visual treat of antics.  

The book is written by Valerie Thomas and illustrated by Korky Paul. And is the winner of The Children's Book Award.

23 comments:

  1. Hi Kokila Maam ,
    U reminded me my childhood days, my parents always gave me panchtantra and twinkle and we had subscribed to Chandmama, those were great to read........
    Anyways thanks for sharing maam
    Have a great day ahead
    Regards
    Bhavikk Shah

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks Bhavik !Its great to know that you was also fed on the diet of those:)Great magazines.. in my teens Ma had another magazine 'Suman-Sourabh' subscribed for me:) it was excellent ! Thanks for your nice comment and wishes.. you are always welcome:)

    ReplyDelete
  3. So sweet & innocent!
    That's why I love Children's books!
    Nice one, Kokila! Thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Soon as I heard Vinnie, I was searching for the Pooh :).. The book looks pretty neat, nice illustrations. My cousin's daughter might love it :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great pictures... looks like a good book for children's bedtime reading.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great pictures... looks like a good book for children's bedtime reading.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mugdha .... the book is nice :)

      Delete
  7. Thanks Anita... yes its a good one with a good witch!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks Anita... yes its a good one with a good witch!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great Vinay... the name is confusing... and am sure the little girl will like it !

    ReplyDelete
  11. It is clear from your review that you enjoyed the book with and read it with enthusiasm. I liked your review so much that I actually want read a children's book :) Not something I usually do.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great dear.... and its actually good ... these are free from complications yet,children's books manage to offer insight !Thank for a lovely comment :)

      Delete
  12. This book looks amazing! I love Childrens' Books...and it would be a good read for my daughter :)
    Best
    Deepa
    http://www.deepazworld.blogspot.in/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Deepa ...It is nice and you of all will certainly like the illustrations :) Thanks for stopping by :)

      Delete
  13. Children's books are always amazing ! The illustrations are great too...
    Thanks Kokila for letting me know about another Winnie after Pooh ..the witch seems equally adorable as Pooh.. :-D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right, Maniparna.. the witch sure is sweet:) Thanks for the lovely comments :)

      Delete
  14. children books are always so full of illustration.. missing good old days :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right Ankur! but don't miss the link to get a copy is here http://www.amazon.com/Winnie-Witch-Valerie-Thomas/dp/0192728768 :) Enjoy :)

      Delete
  15. I am reading this for first time and I liked it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Am glad that you liked it .. it is a good book and it has other volumes also:) you can check on amazon.com :)

      Delete

Your views and thoughts make this blog work ...Thanks a lot. :)

You May Also Like

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...