Seeking a Witch

illus. by Allie Smith. 30p. S. & S./Little Simon. Jul. 2016. Board $7.99. ISBN 9781481469609.
PreS—A black cat who is in search of a witch describes the qualities required: "Should travel by broom/Wear a tall pointy hat/Love eye of newt/Adore your black cat." The witch must love children, but not to eat, and be frightening on only one night, when it's time to give treats—Halloween! This brightly colored board book features friendly black-outlined characters and solid-colored backgrounds that vary by page.
VERDICT The rhyming prose and bold, appealing palette make this book an accessible Halloween treat. A winner!

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