Friday, May 23, 2014

A Very Witchy Spelling Bee

A Very Witchy Spelling Bee
By George Shannon, illustrated by Mark Fearing
New York : Harcourt Children's Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013, Ages 5-8

A Very Witchy Spelling Bee is about a little witch, Cordelia, who loves to spell. However, when participating in the spelling bee, she will be competing against a long-time champion. In the end, she beats the other witch and becomes friends with her.

The author uses bold purple letters to show when a character is spelling a word. I also like how when reading the section of the spelling bee words, the words rhyme.

The illustrations promote creativity & imagination. For example, the first page shows what a witch might appear to look like. The illustrations also go well with the text. An example is when the rules to the spelling bee are in anillustration for the reader to read.

This book is recommended for kids because after reading this book I would use it in my own classroom. This book is definitely meant for younger children (ages 6-8).

--reviewed by Allison Wentling

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