Kid’s Book Review: Rita wants a Witch

Kid’s Book Review: Rita wants a Witch

About the Book and Author

Rita is a little girl with very big ideas. When she wants wild unstoppable spooky fun, day and night, she dreams up a witch. But what will happen if the witch scares all her friends? Or gives her stinky food to eat? Perhaps a witch is not such a good idea after all…

The Rita stories are written by Máire Zepf, boldly illustrated by Mr Ando and published by Graffeg (with English and Welsh editions available to order from the website).

Rita wants a Witch
Maria Zepf

Máire Zepf is the first ever Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland. Based at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University in Belfast and supported by the Arts Council of NI, her role provides a voice for children’s literature in Northern Ireland. For Graffeg she has created the Rita series with illustrator Mr Ando.


Book Review

Rita wants her mummy not a witch when she is poorly and witch's kisses are yuky

Matilda loved sharing this book with her big brother and looking at all the bold colourful pictures. There was so much to look on each page and the picture of a bully with oozy spots has caused much laughter!

Matilda talked lots about how Rita wanted a witch to play with and have lots of fun. But soon Rita starts to think of some of the things that might not be so fun.

Matilda says, “Rita wants her mummy not a witch when she is poorly and witch’s kisses are yuky”

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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Matilda
  • Age: 18 months
  • Likes: biking, swings and trains
  • Dislikes: being left out of anything
  • Favourite book: We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Favourite Song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star