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Parents' Guide to

The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.

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Both the story and the illustrations are clever and imaginative, and won't be every kid's dish -- some will love the creepiness, while others will do better with something sunnier. The narrative is sometimes disjointed and leaves many questions unanswered at the book's end, leaving room for answers in the sequel, The Witch's Curse.

Kids who don't like scary stories may have trouble with the cannibalism, the parental betrayal, and Yoko Tanaka's highly stylized illustrations, which could be nightmare fodder for some kids and a delight to others.

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