Polly and Buster (1) The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster

Author/Illustrator – Sally RippenThe Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster (Polly and Buster #1)

Age – 7+

Polly just can’t get her spells right. She’s laughed at, at witch school and her only friend is her neighbour Buster. But Buster is a monster and witch-monster friendships are a no-no.

One day on a school trip, her witch class runs into Buster’s monster class. When Polly ignores Buster, his secret is out. He feels things very strongly. When he feels sad he shrinks and looks grey. Polly sees his classmates teasing him and he’s so sad and small. She goes to his rescue and suddenly sparks are flying from her fingers! Can she do spells after all?

This is a story of friendships and popularity (especially at school), and which one is more important. Polly has to make a choice, and she does – but is it the right one?

I really liked this new story from the author of Billie B Brown and Hey Jack. It’s going to be a great series!

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