What a vivid re-telling this is of the two children whose father must leave them to fend for themselves in the woods. The witches' cottage is resplendent with pancakes and peppermints. The author said he went out and bought all the makings of the house and after gathering them together, he proceeded to eat them. A meal sure to delight the eyes and senses of any reader. This book is a 1985 Caldecott Honor winner.
fairy tales Read aloud to 4's and up fiction Caldecott Honor picture book preschooler