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.
my favourite part was when the boy turned into a mouse and saved the dayPublished 19 days ago by michael carroll
I liked how the story had certain twists and plots but sometimes it was predictable. The story was quite short, though, it was only set in at least TWO places. Read morePublished 25 days ago by jhbfdsaudibleiuaebrvoseurbvg
This book was creepy . . . it's weird how Dahl managed to create his own mythology here. The witches were kind of a special kind of nearly human monster. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Swankivy
This book is about how a boy and his grandmother have started a mission to rid this world of witches. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K P Yadav
Oh, this so good and just spooky enough to hate witches. The details of the witches make a child gulp and the teacher too. You will never forget where you left off.Published 1 month ago by Ellie
I bought this book for my 6 year old. I want to introduce him to the wonderful world of Roald Dahl which I discovered as a kid. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charles