56th out of 75 books — 37 voters
A Job for Wittilda
Wittilda needs a job! Her forty-seven cats are down to their last dried rat, and she needs to make some money. So Wittilda and her feline friends scour the want ads in the newspaper and find the perfect job&150a delivery person at Joe's Dingaling Pizza. With her trusty broom, Wittilda will be the fastest delivery person in town! And her cats will get to enjoy a delicio...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 22nd 2004 by Puffin Books
(first published January 1st 1993)
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Oct 21, 2010 Kathryn rated it 4 of 5 stars
I wasn't sure if I'd like this one, because the illustration style isn't really my cup of tea--but they grew on me as the story progressed and they are quite humorous and definitely add to the storytelling! And that story is a cute one--Wittilda's heart melts when she sees a stray cat, and she really can't say "no" to their cute meows, so she ends up with forty-seven of them! But, she needs to find a way to feed all of them since the mice supply has disappeared and the cats don't really enjoy he...more
A Job for Wittilda is a fun little children’s book about a Witch who had one too many cats that she could not afford. Forty seven cats to be exact! So she sets off to find a job where she can earn some money, food wasn’t just going to appear for all of her furry friends! She looks for jobs in her local newspaper and finds a listing for a hairdresser, but she takes the clients hair in her own hands and changes it to match her preferences, not the clients. This sadly gets her fired from her first...more
Feb 07, 2011 Krissy Yunker rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I read this book with my son who is in Kindergarten. He really enjoyed it because it was about a witch and her cats, which he likes a lot! I thought the story was pretty well written, and the illustrations were both pretty to look at, and interesting... The pictures helped to tell the story. There was a recurring hidden spider and mouse in each picture, which is neat, and I have seen it in many children's books recently. Although its fun, and is meant to get the child involved, I think sometimes...more
I absolutely love this book. My daughter brought it home from a scholastic book fair. Wittilda has a heart of gold and wants to help everyone including the 47 stray cats that she has taken into her home to live. Running low on rats for their food she has to go find a job. This is such a fun book with super illustrations. There's loads of humour, bright colors, and clever little details to search for, hidden among the hubbub on each page. I promise you Wittilda will make your laugh and win your h...more
Wittilda, the witch, needs a job to feed her forty cats. She ends up being a delivery person for a pizza store. This proves to be a perfect job for someone who travels on a broom. This would make a great read-aloud for young children. Also, this would be a great story to read to one or two children that could see the pages up close as you read. On each page they could try to find the spider and mouse that are cleverly hidden.
Poor Wittilda - 47 cats to feed, and they just finished off the final dried rat! Her skills are put to the test as she heads out to find a job just to get some kibble for her feline friends. During her job interview/simulation/competition, her character is put to the test, and she passes with FLYING colors! A nice read with a positive message about integrity.
My kids and I love this book! We have read it several times in the last few days and it always elicits giggles. I think it is a sweet, fun story...perfect for Halloween. Don't forget to have your children look for the spider and mouse in every illustration!
Oct 24, 2008 Susie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everybody who loves animals, kids, art, halloween, and pizza!
darling detailed illustrations and a sweet storyline of putting compassion above your schedule.... this sweet witch takes care of 47 cats! very fun, very funny, memorable book that will hold a new permanent place in my family's heart.