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Hoodwinked Paperback – September 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Voyager Books; 1 edition (September 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152053867
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152053864
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.9 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,309,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Despite the theme of witches and creepy critters, this is a very uncreepy, sweet, and unthreatening picture book suitable for children just getting into things spooky. Mitzi is a right little witch. She lives in a sort of permanent Halloween, surrounded by cobwebs and dubious-looking aunts in pointy hats. She wants a pet--a really, really creepy pet, please--but, despite repeated broomstick-flights to Cackle & Co. pet store, she just can't get one that satisfies. Finally a kitten named Hoodwink shows up at the door, is almost turned away on account of being horribly cuddly and nice... and turns out to be just perfect. Arthur Howard has won awards for his previous books Cosmo Zooms and When I Was Five; it's easy to see why. (Ages 3 to 7) --Richard Farr --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly

Despite her dainty button nose and freckles, Mitzi wears a purple witch's gown and eats skull-shaped Rice Creepies cereal. She needs a frightful pet to match her gothic style. When a fuzzy marmalade kitten appears, Mitzi sighs, "You're simply not creepy enough." But she changes her mind after an evening of prowling, and names her sidekick "Hoodwink." Howard (Cosmo Zooms) uses cute-fierce characters and cobwebby settings in this comical rejection of sugar and spice. Ages 3-7.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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It is adorable and fun.
Adrian
She finds a great shop filled with creepy pets like worms, bats, and toads.
Melissa Sack
This is a book I use at Story Time every Halloween and inbetween.
msp

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sheri Fong on November 3, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book a few years ago for my daughter for Halloween. She immediately loved it and I had to buy another copy for her to donate to her school as her birthday book (every child donates a book on their birthday and their picture and year is placed in the inside cover - wonderful tradition). This is a very cute story with beautiful artwork about a little witch who wants a pet. Because she is a witch, she wants the creepiest pet possible. She brings home different pets from the pet store, but returns them as they aren't exactly what she wants. Finally, a cute kitten shows up on her doorstep, and despite her adorable looks, the kitten is exactly what she was looking for in a pet (explores the attic with her, watches creepy movies with her and listens to her secrets). The moral of the story - appearances don't matter as much as your character.
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By Melissa Sack VINE VOICE on October 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
Mitzi is a witch who is on a quest for the perfect pet. She goes to a special pet shop that sells creepy pets. After all she is a witch, a normal pet just won't do! She finds a great shop filled with creepy pets like worms, bats, and toads. She tries a few out but they just don't seem to be good friends for hr. One night Mitzi hears something scratching at the door. She opens it to find a cute kitten. At first she thinks that she can't have such a "cute" pet. But the kitten turns out to be a great friend for her and she keep the cat for her pet!

What did you like or not like about the book?

The book was short and easy to read. This could be read for Haolloween to small kids. It's not scary at all!

Would you recommend this book? Why or Why not?

Yes we would. This is a great book that can lead to discussions on friendship, pets, or Halloween
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Format: Paperback
This book is adorable. I love big eyes on all the people and critters - very cute.

The lesson is important - don't judge a book by it's cover. A good read for parents and teachers alike!
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By msp on December 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is a book I use at Story Time every Halloween and inbetween. The little witch wants a really scary pet and tries out several different kinds - none of them quite satisfactory. A kitten comes to her door on a rainy night. She is not only cute - she is adorable. In spite of her looks, the kitten proves to be the perfect pet. The message is subtle, the story is charming.
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By Paul D. Harvey on April 22, 2011
Format: Library Binding Verified Purchase
Christmas is on the list and getting special items are the fun of the seasons of the year. Thankyou much.
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