Wednesday, August 4, 2010

All About Children Thursday-August 5, 2010

This week on All About Children Thursday, I have a perfect book for the young reader in grades 4-6. If you want to join the meme go to the link above to read all about it. This is a meme all about children and books they might like. I'm excited to share books for children with you and can't wait to see what everyone is reading.

This week I wanted to share a book I received from The Picnic Basket.

The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams
Rhonda Hayter
Dial Books for Young Readers
242 pages

This is the story of Abbie Adams, a fifth grader who lives with her mom, dad and little brother. Pretty normal so far right? Except, Abbie and her family are all witches. Lately, it is becoming harder to control her magic spell impulses when she faces trouble in her classroom and when she tries to help her little brother out of a jam. One day her dad, who also happens to be a doctor working on a cure for witch flu, brings home a little black kitten. One day when Abbie is looking into the kittens eyes she sees a little boy. Eventually, the family learns he is the young Thomas Edison, inventor. Now all they have to do is figure out a way to turn young Tom back to a boy and return him to his century. Well, the task turns out to be not that easy.

Rhonda Hayter tells a hilariously imaginative story, with witty dialogue and a host of misfit characters. Told through Abbie's point of view, a bright, adorable, sarcastic and sensitive witch who you will fall in love with. You will chuckle at her thought process and cleverness. Thomas Edison, the boy in disguise as a cat is naturally inquisitive and you can only imagine what he thinks of our 21st century life.

The book lends itself so well as a riveting read-a-loud. The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams is a charming fun-filled book about family, time travel and a little magic in a not so typical family, yet it seems some things never change.

© [Wisteria Leigh] and [Bookworm's Dinner], [2010].


bermudaonion said...

I would have loved this book as a kid!

wisteria said...

Bermuda...Me too! It was so fun to read. :)