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Excuse Me... Are You a Witch? 06/09/10

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What do you do when you have a problem and need an answer? You go to the library. That's what Herbert the cat does in Excuse Me... Are You a Witch by Emily Horn. He's lonely and he wants a new home.

Herbert's a black kitten and he's read that witches like black kittens to keep as familiars. So he decides he needs to find a witch to take him home. His data points are striped socks, black dresses and pointy hats.

The review on RE Booked points out that Excuse Me... was first published in Britain. It shows most in where Herbert's new home ends up being. There's also an odd formality to the language that shows up in British picture books.

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Comment #1: Thursday, June, 10, 2010 at 11:05:29


The title of this post...I recall asking that same question to my mother-in-law!

Comment #2: Friday, June 11, 2010 at 10:02:10


The witches in this book are nicer than your mother-in-law from the sounds of things.

Comment #3: Thursday, June, 10, 2010 at 16:40:37

Mari Juniper

So, did you like the book or not?

I do have a thing for odd formalities, so I might be biased if I said I would like this one, heh. ;P

Comment #4: Friday, June 11, 2010 at 10:04:46


My children enjoyed it a lot more than I did.

Comment #5: Thursday, June, 10, 2010 at 16:59:42

Sullivan McPig

Oh! this looks and sounds like my kind of book!

Comment #6: Friday, June 11, 2010 at 10:05:56


Great. Happy reading.

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