So if you are used to reading fairy tales with witches that wear black cloaks, black hats, and ride a broom, check out Roald Dahl's witches for a diff...moreSo if you are used to reading fairy tales with witches that wear black cloaks, black hats, and ride a broom, check out Roald Dahl's witches for a different experience. His witches have square feet with no toes, bald head wearing a wig, wear gloves to hide their awful fingers, pupil that can change colors, blue spit like ink and hates...really hates children. They wear normal clothes like normal people. Yeah, creepy, right? In fact, I'm more than certain this book would've frighten me to death if I had read it when I was a child.
But, having read this just recently, this book was a true entertainer. I had lots of laugh out loud moments. Really funny. So I don’t know if this was suppose to be frightening or humoring but I sure did enjoy it.
SPOILER ALERT!!!! This story is also bittersweet. In the story a boy was turned into a mouse by a witch and while reading I can’t stop hoping and wondering when he’s going to turn back to human. But, no. This is not your ordinary happy ending-fairy tale story. Sadly, the boy stayed forever being a mouse. What is special is the bound between this boy and his big hearted-kind grandmother who keeps on loving him, took good care, and accept him still although he is a mouse. The boy also has an optimistic character.... "It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you." This book teaches children to be hopeful, creative, and optimistic.
So although this is suppose to be a children book and I know I would’ve enjoyed it more back when I was young, still this was quite a fun read after all.
This is a funny yet heartfelt moving story about a small girl who comes from a hellish family but shows a tender heart and an optimistic personality....moreThis is a funny yet heartfelt moving story about a small girl who comes from a hellish family but shows a tender heart and an optimistic personality. Very inspiring! While reading this, I can’t stop thinking I wish I had a brain like her especially the ability to read all those great novels in a very early age. Unlike Matilda, my mom was the one doing the reading job when I was 5 years old...LOL!
Every one should read this no matter what age…(less)