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The Curious Little Witch

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  154 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
What happens when a little witch gets curious? An international bestseller comes to the US! Lizzy is a curious little witch. Late one night she spots an old house all lit up when everyone else is asleep, and she can’t help herself. She just has to investigate.The Little Witch books have been favorites around the world for years. Now, at last, the irresistible Little Witch ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by NorthSouth (first published 1992)
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May 27, 2011 Kathryn rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kathryn by: Abigail A.
I'm so happy my library finally got a copy of this charming story of a young witch who goes out looking for something to explore--after all, she is a *curious* little witch--with her adorable striped tabby cat. When she arrives at a house that still has its lights on one night, she can't help but take a peek through the window--but when she falls through and her broom is broken, she isn't sure anyone in the house will be able to help her. Especially when the musical witch, the baking witch, and ...more
May 30, 2011 Ann rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ann by: Abigail A.
This is an adorable book about the "Curious Little Witch" who's flying around on her broomstick at night. But when she falls through an open window and breaks her broomstick, she must search the house to find someone to fix it.

What she finds is a series of witches who each have something specific they do - the musical witch, the cooking witch, etc.

Each page is a delight - especially visually! I love the cat on every page, and all the animals in the one scene, especially. What's really fun is th
Lisa Vegan
Jul 08, 2012 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: Abigail A.
Ha! Specialist witches! I loved that!

I know this story is supposed to be gentle and sweet and a not scary witch story, but I think some children might find it a bit sinister the first time they hear/read it, given that on every page Lizzy the curious witch encounters someone who could be a scary witch, and is in a new situation in a strange place with only her adorable, also curious, cat for company. (I’ll bet I might be the only Goodreads’ reviewer who sees it this way though.) Lizzy and her or
Oct 23, 2013 midnightfaerie rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
A cute little lift the flap book about a little witch on Halloween that is great for all ages. The illustrations are beautifully detailed and will keep everyone engaged. Great addition to any library.
Jan 27, 2015 Nicola rated it really liked it
Cute story and I loved the pictures.
Feb 20, 2012 Chechoui rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored the illustrations in this book and would have particularly loved them as a child. I like the all female cast of characters (all witches with different talents) and find this empowering for a young girl to read. I believe young boys will enjoy the book as well. What draws me most to Lieve Baeten's work is all the rich details in her books. It's like a game of "I spy" -- children will see new details every time they read it. There are tiny little insects, faces on slippers, and ...more
Ms Threlkeld
Oct 18, 2014 Ms Threlkeld rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book's format. There's a flap on each page and when the reader lifts it she sees the next part of the story. Good for making predictions.
Yuhong Long
Aug 14, 2014 Yuhong Long rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend the book,but it seemed that you d like to read later
Oct 16, 2015 Pam rated it really liked it
A witch, who is an engineer, how could I not love this book! Cute illustrations, an interesting adventure through a strange house of witches. I will definitely try to find Lieve Baeten's other Little Witch books!
Sep 01, 2012 Meg rated it really liked it
LOVED this one. The energetic, curious, active "little witch" crashes into a house with her broomstick. She then wanders through the house, trying to find a witch who can help her fix the broomstick - there are all sorts of witches there: a Kitchen Witch, a Music Witch... Finally she finds the bad-ass Tinkering Witch, who is wearing overalls and high heels, and who easily fixes her broomstick - by giving it rocket power! Only the Belgians could come up with a book this awesome. It was so nice to ...more
May 26, 2016 Lara rated it it was amazing
i loved this when i was a kid
Stacia Leigh
Superb illustrations! Loved all the little finding the cat and mouse, counting the crows and bats, and trying to find the spider's web pattern in almost all the pages. Fun! At first I wondered about where the stairs were but at the end of the story, I saw the layout of the house and then went back to find where the ladders were in the pictures...more search and finding.

Cute, straight-forward story. I enjoyed exploring this book.
Oct 10, 2013 Gina rated it it was amazing
The curious little witch has to investigate an old house that is lit up in the night. She accidentally breaks her broomstick and must find a witch to fix it. She explores every floor of the house, each containing a witch her specializes in something, but will she find the witch who can fix? Wonderful illustrations, with plenty of detail will have little ones investigating each page! Loved it!
Oct 11, 2015 Rowan rated it liked it
I thought this book was adorable and a lot of fun, but Rowan is unconvinced. She sat through the whole thing and helped turn the pages, but she wasn't as excited about it as she is with most other books.
Mar 01, 2011 Grace rated it really liked it
Delightful illustrations show a little witches travels through a house on a search for someone to fix her broken broomstick. She finds no help from the Music Witch, the Kitchen Witch, or the Bedroom Witch. But the curious little witch is persistent and she keeps looking for help.
Nov 30, 2010 Tricia rated it really liked it
Fun story about a little witch who breaks her broomstick as she curiously looks inside a house. As fate would have it, this house is home to some witches. Which witch will have the talent to mend her broken broomstick?
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
3.5 stars Adorable illustrations, okay story. But why wasn't anyone upset that she was close enough to their window that she fell through? Rounding down for that.
This book was full of lots of character's and therefore lots of witchy voices for your story telling. Enjoy reading this book to some little ones.
The illustrations are well done, with details small and fascinating. A worthy read, very glad my local library had a copy available.
Oct 15, 2010 Emily rated it liked it
Just too cute with the fold-out pictures and the "nice" witches that help the little witch along her way.
Oct 06, 2011 Catherine rated it really liked it
Shelves: max
Max really enjoyed this book - I think because of the illustrations.
Nov 01, 2012 Jaime rated it really liked it
My daughter loves all the little witch book series!
Nederlandse titel "Nieuwsgierige Lotje"
Jan 21, 2013 Steven rated it really liked it
My kids like this series of books!
Nov 08, 2012 Andréa rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Detailed quirky illustrations
Nov 06, 2013 Teri rated it liked it
Shelves: halloween
nothing special
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Lieve Baeten was a Flemish author and illustrator, best known for her picture-book series about Lotje, the curious little witch. She studied graphic design at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts, and married Koen Fossey in 1976.

Baeten's stories about Lotje (Patou in French, Die kleine Hexe in German, and Lizzie in English) have been translated into fourteen languages, and the author/artist has receiv
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