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Meet Heckerty

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Relatable witch draws kids in to simple, interactive book.

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Heckerty is a witch but not a scary witch -- she's just sometimes who makes a careless mistake, like anyone does. Her message of self-acceptance and her invitation to kids to be her friend is a great starting point for talking with kids about loving themselves as they are and being a friend to others. The interactive images are fun to explore with a bit of witchy-ick factor. On one page, Heckerty's eyebrows are little hairy worms that wriggle across her face. Kids can tap any word to hear it pronounced in both the read-it-myself and read-to-me versions.

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