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Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep
Robin Newman, Author
Chris Ewald, Illustrator
Creston Books, Fiction, Feb. 23, 2016
Suitable for Ages: 4-8
Themes: Witch, Noisy neighbors, Problem-solving, Differences, Humor
Opening: “There’s a little-known secret about Hildie Bitterpickles. She needs her sleep.”
Synopsis: A redheaded young witch prepares for bed. As she cuddles with her cat, Clawdia, she hears a very noisy, “CLANGITY, CLANK, CLUNK, all night long.” She discovers that a giant has moved in next door. The neighborhood gets another jolt when an old woman moves in with a brood of noisy children and a wolf blows off the roof of her house. In exasperation Hildie turns to Rat Realty to find a new home in a quiet neighborhood, only to discover moving isn’t her answer. What will Hildie do to get a good night’s sleep?
Why I like this book:
What a pickle! Robin Newman has written a playful and clever fractured fairy tale about a…
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