Paperback | 36 pages | 250 x 250mm | Publication October 2021 | ISBN 9781802580402
Meet Rita. She’s 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? A spooky tale with a heart of gold that quietly celebrates motherly love.
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Books in the series:
Rita wants a Witch
- Rita wants a Robot
- Rita wants a Ninja
- Rita wants a Fairy Godmother
Rita wants a Dragon
- Rita wants a Genie
Máire Zepf has written 12 books for children, from picture books to a YA verse novel. Winner of the KPMG Children’s Book of the Year, the Réics Carl Award and a White Raven in 2020, her books appear in 8 languages worldwide. The Co. Down author was the first Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland and is Artistic Director for Quotidian.
Andrew Whitson is an award-winning artist and Belfast native who likes to be called Mr. Ando! He lives in an old house which is nestled discreetly on the side of a misty hill; at the edge of a magic wood, below an enchanted castle in the shadow of a giant’s nose. His house looks down over Belfast Harbour where the Titanic was built and up at the Belfast Cavehill.
"Positively perfect for all the little people with big ideas. Especially big Halloween ideas!" Mary Esther Judy, Fallen Star Stories
"Every picture is a delight to look at and I love how bold the colours are too. It just makes me want to look at this book again and again just to see what Rita and the witch get up to." The Strawberry Post
"This satisfying full-circle story with a twist is great to read aloud, with every page inviting interaction and discussion." - Joanne Owen, Love Reading 4 Kids
'A completely charming witchy story for younger ears.' - Family Bookworms
'Perfect for imaginative readers who love Halloween and spooky witches! Brightly illustrated, this will have readers giggling and wishing for their own witch!' - My Shelves are Full