JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence
A fun rhyming book from award-winning author, David Crosby. The story has an important message about being happy with your own image and not giving into peer pressure.
When a young witch comes of age, they get to choose their grown-up witch nose! But for Grizelda it is not an easy choice. She goes to the Conk Boutique with her mom but no nose seems to be as good as the one she already has. Her mom is getting frustrated with her daughter, but finally Griz sees the nose for her… it is the one in her own reflection! Despite her mom's confusion, Griz points out that even if it is not normal for a witch to keep their own nose, she will be the first!
A great book for Halloween or any other time of the year!
"A young white witch knows her own mind—and nose—in this story about self-confidence. When the day comes for Grizelda to follow tradition and choose her adult witch nose from the bumpy, warty, hairy options at the Conk Boutique, she’s game. But after trying on several contenders, she shockingly insists on abandoning the mission, much to her mother’s chagrin. While mother and daughter discuss the matter, Griz sees the perfect nose staring back at her from her reflection in the shop window and makes a firm decision to buck convention altogether. Crosby’s rhyming text sustains a jaunty tone while accurately capturing the drama, and Coroa’s lineup of noses, sealed in jars on the Conk Boutique’s shelves, are frightful indeed."—Publisher's Weekly—Journal
David Crosby used to read loads of children's picture books from his local library, pretending they were for his son George. Nowadays, David writes children's picture books himself! Carolina Caroa has had a passion for illustration since she was a child. She studied communication, fashion design, and drawing techniques in Brazil and worked on her concept art skills at Pictoplasma Academy in Berlin.