The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza
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- Publication Date: August 15, 2017
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 10 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-2642-2
- Page Count: 40
- Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World/All
Anita and Winnifred Wompananny are kitchen witches who spend their days whipping up all kinds of delicious treats. Rarely do the Wompananny Witches venture outside, for they have a crippling fear of the wild children in their neighborhood. One day, a run-in with a few particularly rambunctious kids sends the witches into a panic, so they blow off some steam by cooking up their very favorite meal: a good old-fashioned pizza pie. But they’ve unintentionally baked their anxious, fearful, freaked-out feelings right into the crust and created one mean pizza! The pie escapes the kitchen, wreaking havoc across town, until one group of hungry children devises a plan to show the pizza what they’re made of. A deliciously saucy tale of friendship and courage, The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza is a wacky Halloween story that packs laughs all year long.
"Palmer's ink, watercolor, and Photoshop illustrations are full of humorous details that require numerous rereads to catch them all. Pair with a pie for one mean—er, make that nice—storytime." —Kirkus
**STARRED REVIEW** "This one is sure to be a story time favorite. A story about overcoming fears as well as pizza!" —Youth Services Book Review
About the author
Jennie Palmer worked as a production designer for much of her professional life, most notably as a senior designer and sculptor for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, where she majored in illustration. Jennie lives in Burbank, California, with her husband and three kids.