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The Essential Basho by Basho and translated by Sam Hamill
Excuse Me... Are You a Witch? by Emily Horn
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Grampa's Zombie BBQ by Kirk Scraggs
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
How to Host a Killer Party by Penny Warner
The Kayla Chroincles by Sherri Winston
The Ladies' Paradise by Émile Zola
Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles de Lint
Little Quack's Hide and Seek by Lauren Thompson
The Man Who Did Something About It by Harvey Jacobs
Owly Volume 1: The Way Home and The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton
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Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House #22) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Soul of the Rhino by Hemanta Mishra
Spot Visits His Grandparents by Eric Hill
The Texicans by Nina Vida
The Thanksgiving Door by Debby Atwell
Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House #23) by Mary Pope Osborne
Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown and Leo Dillon
The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
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Comments for Excuse Me... Are You a Witch?

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

Excuse Me... Are You a Witch? cover art (Link goes to Powells)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

Marc

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

Pussreboots

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

Pussreboots

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

Pussreboots

Great. Happy reading.