The Witchling's Wish (Hardcover)
This witchy fable is a heartwarming tale about the magic of kindness and friendship. Fraser’s choice of rhyming words makes for a fun read aloud, while Massini’s stunning illustrations make you want to live in this whimsical world. Little Witchling learns that you don’t need a spell to make a friend, you can be a friend by being kind.
Jess— From Staff Picks: Picture Books
From the illustrator of The Girl and The Dinosaur comes a heartwarming, magical picture book about what it means to be a friend.
Little Witchling lives alone on her mountain top, and more than anything else, she wishes for a friend. When her spell book tells her that the secret ingredient to conjuring a friend is the fur from a little girl's favorite teddy bear, she knows what she must do.
But the bear belongs to Lily, who can't bear to part with him. Will the Little Witchling give up her dream of a real friend? Or maybe there's a way for her and Lily to make the wish come true together . . .
With heartwarming rhyming text from Lu Fraser, and beautiful illustrations from Sarah Massini, this magical friendship story is perfect for little witches everywhere!
Lu Fraser worked for many years in children's brand licensing before heading off to the country to start scribbling children's books in her wonky hut at the end of the garden. Lu lives in Hampshire with her husband and daughter and a cottage full of Beagles.
Sarah Massini studied graphic design and worked in corporate design and children's book design before settling down to pursue her lifelong dream of illustrating books. She is the illustrator of several picture books, including The Girl and the Dinosaur by Hollie Hughes and Kiss It Better by Smriti Prasadam-Halls. She lives in Sussex with her husband, Peter, and her dog, Coco.
"Delightful, poignant, sweet, and funny, this deceptively simple book will have readers spellbound." - SLJ, starred review
"With rhymes that make for fun reading and pictures with seek-and-find interest, “The Witchling’s Witch” is very sweet indeed." - Wall Street Journal
"Fraser’s bouncy text carries readers through the night sky at a good clip, while Massini’s playful mixed-media artwork introduces two winning characters turned kindred spirits." - Publishers Weekly
"Fraser’s warm rhyming text and Massini’s fanciful mixed-media illustrations cast an inviting spell." -
Horn Book Magazine
“Told in lively verses that scan well. . . . Charming illustrations. . . . Reassuring and endearing.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Unfolding in metered rhyme, this darling tale shines brightest in its detailed, whimsical illustrations.” —Booklist
“A beautiful reverie complete with fairies, unicorns, dinosaurs, and possibilities.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review, on THE GIRL AND THE DINOSAUR
“Lively and atmospheric.” —Kirkus Reviews on THE GIRL AND THE DINOSAUR
“Sweet rhymes make for a tranquil bedtime book, and the alluring watercolor-and- pencil illustrations create a warm world.” —Booklist on THE GIRL AND THE DINOSAUR