Ever wonder where aspiring witches go to learn the tricks of the trade? Well, wonder no more! In Which Way to Witch School?, Scott Santoro sheds light on Miss Thornapple's school, where aspiring witches are eager to trade gossip and potions, especially the ones that cause endless commotions.
This rhyming picture book follows a bunch of girls as they move into their dorms, experiment in chemistry class, learn the mathematics and physics of how magic broomsticks fly, sing in chorus, act in drama, and don't forget about physical education. But it's not a school like you're used to. In a wink and a flash the school year has passed, but readers can take solace in the fact that they'll gather again next year!
This is such a fun read and the rhyme makes for a spooktacular read-aloud. Santoro works as a story artist in animated feature films, including Flushed Away, the Bee Movie and the upcoming Gnomeo and Juliet, so you'll find the illustrations captivating, making it so you can't wait to turn the page and find out what happens next at this unconventional school.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (July 27, 2010)
Source of review copy: Publisher