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Thursday, September 6, 2012

"the witches" book review by ireland and beau

 "the witches"
by roald dahl

This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! 
"In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. 
This is about REAL WITCHES. 
REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch." 
Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. 
With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, 
our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him.
from goodreads

a book review by ireland and beau...

what was your favorite part?
ireland: when the boy is in the treehouse and the witch comes and asks him to come down. 
he remembers that his grandma told him that witches are bald and wear wigs and wear gloves to hide their ugly fingernails and have pointy noses and he recognises that this is a witch so he stays in the treehouse until the witch leaves and then he goes home and tells his grandma.
beau: when they are in the hotel and the witches, 
who hate children, turn him into a mouse. he goes to find his grandma, 
who is a witch hunter and she knows its him. 
she tells him to go put a potion into the soup that the witches are going to eat for dinner and when he sneaks into the kitchen the chef sees him and CUTS OFF HIS TAIL!!! COOL!

would you recommend this to other people?
ireland: yes. it's a good book
beau: it's not the best book in the world but i liked it okay.

how would you rate it out 5 stars?
ireland: 4 stars
beau: 3 stars

apparently the was also a movie made of the book starring anjelica huston
click on the arrow below to watch the original movie trailer...

The WitchesThe Witches by Roald Dahl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great fun! I love witch books! Thanks Ireland for the recommendation:)

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thanks so much you guys!
keep reading:)

more later...


Lee S. said...

I love this book! And the movie is great. Angelica Huston is perfect as the head witch.

Masters Of Disasters said...

I love this book too. And the trailer you put on the blog is intense, wow. I can't wait to watch it at Halloween time.

John said...

Well, I guess I am going to have to read that book if Ireland & Beau recommended it!

Staci T said...

It's adorable:) they were so cute!

DalHan said...

Great review kids!

That movie trailer does look intense!

Maddie said...

Good review guys! You are so cute :) I loved this book and movie as a kid

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