Kid’s Book Review: The Diary of an Accidental Witch – Magic Ever After

Kid’s Book Review: The Diary of an Accidental Witch – Magic Ever After

About the Book, Authors and Illustrator

Our favourite Accidental Witch is back with another diary!

The school holidays are coming up and Bea is excited to see family, practise magic and spend time with ALL her friends! It’d be perfect, except something’s up. Dad is OBSESSED with learning magic (he can’t even levitate a pea!) and Taffy keeps having to do some SERIOUS THINKING. What’s going on?

 

Honor and Perdita Cargill

Honor and Perdita Cargill Honor and Perdita Cargill are a daughter/mother writing partnership and the authors of WAITING FOR CALLBACK and DIARY OF AN ACCIDENTAL WITCH. Originally from the Scottish Highlands, Perdita spent many years as a barrister before turning to writing fiction. Honor, having recently graduated from Oxford, is working on fiction and non-fiction writing projects as well as studying for a Masters at The Courtauld Institute.

Katie Saunders knew she wanted to be an illustrator when she had a picture published in Twinkie Magazine at the age of five. Katie worked as a teacher before becoming a full-time illustrator. She enjoys working with bright colours and experimenting with textures to create cute characters that children will love. Katie’s book, Touch and Explore: Little Frog, for Caterpillar Books was shortlisted for the 2012 Sheffield Children’s Book Award in the Baby Book Award section.

Book Review

I haven’t read the previous books to this one, but I got to know what happened in the previous stories because it was very easy to pick up and read

I haven’t read the previous books to this one, but I got to know what happened in the previous stories because it was very easy to pick up and read.

I laughed out loud when Bea was trying to explain to her Dad, go with cats, but her Dad wasn’t listening, this was really a laugh out loud moment.

Bea is the main character; she is helpful and positive that situations will work out for the best. When Bea was planning the Wedding in the book, there was a hiccup with the plans, but Bea didn’t give up on making the Wedding not so much a witchy wedding or not so much a human wedding but a perfect one for her Dad and Taffy the witch. I thought this was such a lovely, positive attitude.

Stan the Frog was also a funny character because he slept on Bea’s pillow every night. I would like a frog myself now, just like Stan!

After reading this book, I will be buying the previous stories as I can’t wait to read them.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Flo
  • Age: 7 years
  • Likes: Swimming, sewing and playing with younger brother
  • Dislikes: Cold weather and unfairness
  • Favourite Book: The Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton
  • Favourite Song: Made You Look by Megan Trainor
  • Favourite Film: The Croods