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A Job for Wittilda

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  202 Ratings  ·  39 Reviews
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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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
September Michaud
Oct 22, 2015 September Michaud rated it really liked it
Shelves: halloween
Synopsis: Wittilda, a witch who lives with her 47 cats, runs out of food for them and decides to take up a job. After reading the job ads in the newspaper, Wittilda decides to apply for a delivery girl position at the local pizza shop.

Why I like it: The pictures are phenomenal. They're detailed enough to keep kids interested. Each time I read through it, I notice something I missed before, and I like the style of the illustrations--very saturated colors. And the cats are hilarious (one does the
Jennifer Heise
Mar 15, 2016 Jennifer Heise rated it really liked it
When Wittilda runs out of food for herself and her cats, she need a job to buy more. So she applies as a pizza delivery person. Will she get the job?

Wittilda is offbeat and charming, and the illustration style, with its rounded edges and not-quite-scary oddball style reminiscent of The Stinky Cheese Man: And OtherFairly Stupid Tales and The Frog Prince, Continued , is appealing.

Pair with Kiki's Delivery Service book or movie, for a different kind of delivery service, or Hi, Pizza Man! for a dif
Elizabeth Kysa Sedivy
Nov 30, 2013 Elizabeth Kysa Sedivy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: determination
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
Camille Rivera
Jun 25, 2015 Camille Rivera rated it really liked it
In this book, Wattilda has a LOT of cats who are all very hungry. To solve this problem, Wattilda decides she needs to get a job. She starts at a hairdresser, but messes that up badly. Finally she tries for a pizza delivery job and races to be the first to deliver five pizzas. This book is charming in that it captures the struggles of a witch who would normally be considered the "bad guy". I think it is a book children can really connect with because Wattilda's mistakes are done when she is tryi ...more
Jul 08, 2014 Francessca rated it it was amazing
A job for Wittilda is one of my favorite books. It is about a witch and her 47 cats. And she gets a job delivering pizzas. It's a really funny book with colorful illustrations. I actually still have this book it is a family favorite.
Mary Dye
This was an interesting book to read. It was all about getting money in order to feed her excessive amount of cats. I cannot relate to this book because I do not like cats, and I would never have a ton of cats.
Amanda Hartley
I love Wittilda! Wittilda is such a fun read. It would be great to read around Halloween/Fall time. It demonstrates Wittilda's never give up attitude while in search for the job she is suited best for.
Krissy Yunker
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
Chelsea Merkley
Oct 22, 2014 Chelsea Merkley rated it it was amazing
A very cute and fun children's book, about a sweet witch trying to get a job to support 47 stray cats she has adopted. It's very sweet, and silly. Can be read in about 10 minutes.
Jan 08, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it
Wittilda is a witch with A LOT of cats. The only problem, she doesn't have the cash to take care of her cats. So Wittilda starts to look for a job. She finds one delivering pizzas, but will only get it if she can deliver fast enough. It's ok though, who can beat a witch on a broom?

The story is fun, but the pictures are a masterpiece. The pictures have deep colors and are on the busy side, but in a good way. The hidden images in the pictures are great. The pictures are funny and creative and they
This is cute book about a witch with 47 cats. She needs to find a job to feed all her cats.
Aug 23, 2011 M.J. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
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
Nov 13, 2008 Patricia rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 28, 2012 Tracy rated it liked it
Shelves: kiddielit
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.
Amy Carr
Sep 29, 2008 Amy Carr rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
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 it was amazing
Recommends it for: everybody who loves animals, kids, art, halloween, and pizza!
Shelves: childrens
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.
Jul 07, 2009 Taffy rated it really liked it
Shelves: lds-authors
Wittilda has 47 cats and is down to her last canned rat. What can she do? Get a job of course! Her first job as a hairdresser didn't go so well. Can she make it as a pizza deliverer? Fun story and great pictures.
May 07, 2015 Amy marked it as picture-books-read
Great story. Perfect for Halloween without being about Halloween. See my complete review here:
Oct 29, 2009 aubrey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
this book was nothing special. i thought it was so-so as did the kids. about a witch who gets a job delivering pizzas. an older lady i visit teach recommended it to me.
Apr 05, 2009 Laura rated it really liked it
Feel good story of a witch trying to fit into the world and take care of her cats. Great read for Halloweeen time! Love the vividly colorful pictures.
Diana (Bever) Barber
Apr 13, 2012 Diana (Bever) Barber rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
This made me giggle...a lot! This dear witch (literally) has to get a job to feed herself and her house full of cats. Enormously entertaining.
Tamara the Librarian
Oct 24, 2009 Tamara the Librarian rated it liked it
Shelves: 1st, 2nd, holiday
Okay book about a witch who loves cats and competes to get a job delivering pizza to help feed the ones she has at home.
Andrea Wilkinson
Oct 23, 2012 Andrea Wilkinson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
Very clever story and illustrations about a cat-loving witch who has to go on the job hunt to continue caring for all her cats.
Jul 26, 2011 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another of my favorite children's book. It wasn't Lucas' favorite, but I still liked reading it to him.
This keeps her attention despite how long it is, probably because of all the cats. And the chance to practice meowing.
Oct 19, 2009 Meadow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid-lit
Adorable pictures with a great story. Has been read repeatedly. And apparently written by Salt Lakers.
Feb 17, 2010 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
After some failed job attempts, Wittilda the witch finds a great job for her - pizza delivery! Cute!
Oct 29, 2008 Dusty rated it really liked it
This book makes me laugh out loud. Great pictures, just like all of their books.
Oct 29, 2013 Jeimy rated it really liked it
A witch who needs to find a job in order to feed her 40-something cats. I loved it!
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