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The first book in a new series about a little girl with a big imagination
A spooky tale about motherly love perfect for use in nurseries and reception classes, Rita wants a Witch is the perfect way to initiate conversations with children about their caregivers and the things they do for them, as well as being an ideal story to discuss autumn and Halloween activities, including pumpkin picking and carving, getting dressed up and going trick-or-treating. Rita wants a Witch also touches upon peer pressure and the importance of having a moral compass.
On her books Máire said, ‘Rita is a little girl with VERY big ideas. She has lots of adventures coming up in which she dreams up fantastical solutions to ordinary problems, often with hilarious results! Each book is based around a different character and centres on a new theme. There will be robots and dragons, ninjas, genies and a fairy godmother who will help her explore notions from fairness and order to the genderisation of clothing and emotional regulation.’
A perfect story for Halloween, Rita wants a Witch introduces children to the character Rita and her big imagination. In this story Rita decides she wants a witch to join her family, a witch who will make fun potions with her, help her deal with bullies and teachers and, the best bit, won’t make Rita do her chores or her homework! But Rita soon realises that life with a witch is not all it’s cracked up to be and what she really wants is her mum.
|Publication date:||28th October 2021|
|Year Groups:||Early Years|
|Topics:||Family / Home Stories|
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 Carló 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, based at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at QUB (2017-19). She is Artistic Director for Quotidian - Word on the Street. About her series, Máire said, ‘Rita is ...More About Máire Zepf