a page from my sketchbook
With the reminder of Halloween hovering around Blogland recently, I've been reading a book we've had lying around the house for a long time. It's called The Witches Handbook by Malcolm Bird. My eldest daughter used to love this book and having read it in bed myself last night, I now understand why. No War and Peace for me when I'm feeling under the weather. (Actually, that's just an excuse.)
The illustrations are genius and have so much thought and detail in them.
See for yourself!
This is one of the pages giving the modern day witch advice (that's you, the reader) as to which pets are the best ones to keep.I love their expressions, don't you? My favourite one is the frogs!
My daughter told me years later that she thought at the time that she really was a witch! Children are so impressionable, I wonder when it dawned on her that she wasn't? Hmm...I'll ask her next time I see her.
Thankyou to Harriet at Victoria Stitch for inspiring this witchy blogpost. See the lovely witch illustrations on her blog here. :)