Kid’s Book Review: Witch in Training

Kid’s Book Review: Witch in Training

About the Book and Author

This glossy picture book is a story, told in rhyming verse, about a little witch who is learning with her Mummy all the skills she will need to be a grown-up witch. It is written by Michelle Robinson and has atmospheric double-page full-colour illustrations by Bryony May Smith. We have included some examples below. This story is published by Walker Books and will undoubtedly be enjoyed by aspiring witches and wizards beyond the spooky season.

Witch in Training cover
Michelle Robinson

Michelle Robinson is a children’s author who has written over 40 books for children. She likes to write funny books and in 202o she was awarded the Laugh Out Loud book award along with David Walliams. You can visit her website to find out more about her other books.

Briony May Smith is a British illustrator who specialises in children’s books, concept art and character designs in Animation and Advertising. You can visit her website to discover all the books she has illustrated so far.


Book Review

It felt like I was the little witch telling everyone about my adventure with my mummy

Storm really enjoyed this book and we have read it every day since it arrived. The pictures are bright and fun which she says helped her to know that it would be a fun story. She also enjoyed the rhyming aspect and enjoyed guessing what the end-words might be.

It really sparked her imagination. The story is written in first person so she could really feel like she was involved in the story. She said ‘It felt like I was the little witch telling everyone about my adventure with my mummy’.

‘My favourite part was when pumpkin patch turned into lots of different animals and then she saw that her new pet rat still had wings, I wonder how she fixed him did she have to go on another adventure?’

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Storm
  • Age: 6 years
  • Likes: mermaids, fairies and space
  • Dislikes: mushrooms and wasps
  • Favourite Book: The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
  • Favourite Song: Mother Knows Best (Tangled)
  • Favourite Film: We Can Be Heros