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Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul

The Story: Winnie the Witch lives in a black house with her black cat Wilbur. She can see Wilbur when his eyes are open but when he sleeps she often sits on him or trips over him. Her first spell to solve the problem means that Winnie can’t see Wilbur in the garden and the second embarrasses Wilbur and makes him sad. Finally Winnie finds a solution that makes them both happy.

This is a lovely story for promoting discussion about colour. Winnie is an extremely loveable character who often gets into trouble when she casts a spell to solve a problem. Korky Paul’s illustrations are colourful and full of detail and we spend lots of time talking about the pictures on each individual page.

This was the first Winnie the Witch book which I often read to my first Reception / Year One classes and Valerie Thomas has written several more since. We particularly like Winnie’s New Computer, Winnie’s Amazing Pumpkin (with it’s very original ending) and Winnie Flies Again.

Winnie the Witch has also been translated into German, she’s called Zilly, die Zauberin. She even has her own website:

Age Range: 3 +

Author – Valerie Thomas / Illustrator – Korky Paul

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6 responses to “Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul”

  1. Ulrike A. avatar

    We absolutely love Winnie the Witch! We have the six book collection plus CDs and my 3 1/2 year old daughter adores listening to the stories and “reading” the books at the same time.

    As Winnie is by no means scary it’s a nice way to introduce kids to the world of fairytales and witches without overdoing it.

    I will certainly get my copies out for Halloween. Looks like we also have to check out the one with the pumpkin!

    1. Catherine avatar

      I haven’t heard the CDs but I have had them recommended, it may be time to add another Winnie book to our collection 🙂

  2. Liz Gaiser avatar
    Liz Gaiser

    Piggie Pie!

    Worth reading!

    1. Catherine avatar

      I’m not sure about the cover of Piggie Pie but after reading all the great reviews I am very curious to see what happens to Gritch the Witch! It makes me wonder how many good stories I have missed because the artwork didn’t appeal to me. Thanks for the recommendation Liz, it’s good to have something completely different to add to my reading list.

  3. Ulrike avatar

    What an appropriate recommendation for Halloween! We do not yet have any Winnie books but I will keep her in mind for this time next year!

    1. Catherine avatar

      Winnie is one of my favourite characters, she’s such a loveable witch who just can’t help getting herself into trouble!