The bond between the boy and his grandmother becomes the centerpiece of the tale--a partnership of love and understanding that survives even the boy's unfortunate transformation into a mouse. And once the two have teamed up to outwitch the witches, the boy's declaration that he's glad he's a mouse because he will now live only as long as his grandmother is far more poignant than eerie.
Of course, there's adventure here along with Dahl's trademark cleverness and sense of the grotesque. Dahl also communicates some essential truths to children: if they smoke cigars, they'll never catch cold, and, most importantly, they should never bathe, because a clean child is far, far easier for a witch to smell than a dirty one. (Ages 7 to 10, or read aloud to younger children) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
bought as a Christmas gift for my 8 year old niece. she is enjoying it!Published 26 days ago by L Bailey
I have not read this book, but instead listened to it by a CD. Though it has already been a few months since I finished listening to it, I can still remember most of the parts that... Read morePublished 1 month ago by eunji kim
Wonderful story, that both entertains, and frightens. How delicious delightful to be on this scary journey about The Witches. Enjoy.Published 1 month ago by Brent
Great story, but definitely not something for kids younger than 12. I always enjoy Roald Dahl's books.Published 1 month ago by Gregory Bogle
The Witches book was so amazing it never got stupid!
The boy in the book wants to not be caught by witches. Read more