My 6 year old daughter loves roald Dahl and so far together we have read Charlie and the chocolate factory, James and the giant peach and The twits We have also started reading Matilda as well as this book A firm bedtime favourite in our house. Penguin Presents The Audiobook Edition Of Roald Dahl S Classic The Witches, Read By Miranda Richardson The Witches Have A Motto One Child A Week Is Fifty Two A Year Squish Them And Squiggle Them And Make Them Disappear The Grand High Witch Of All The World Is The Scariest Of The Lot, But One Boy And The Grandmother He Adores Have A Plan To Get Rid Of The Witches For Good My daughter loves Roald Dahl and this book was no exception She s now 9 and has read this in a couple of weeks, just by taking it to school and reading first thing in the morning before lessons.Easy to read and the usual unusual style animations makes this a great book for the junior school age group. Took this on holiday just in case bad weather kept us cooped up in a caravan for a fortnight Weather was good to us, as it happened, but we still read the book through My 5 year old did like it, but 7 year old couldn t get enough I d sit reading it to her for an hour and she would demand this from a girls who has difficulty sitting through a quick meal Not too scary Engaging characters Brilliant, original concepts Dahl totally rules Still.Since re read it with both of them And Dahl still totally rules Still. I read this years ago when I was a child and it really captured my imagination Even now it is a favourite book of mine Every child should read this book Roald Dahl was a master story teller I would give this book stars if I could. An absolutely fantastic seller Lovely personal touches within the book We bought this for our daughter and when she opened the envelope not only did she have the book that she really wanted that was in perfect condition at a bargain price but they had also enclosed sweets Just wish all sellers paid so much attention to details Thank you we have one very happy little girl My wife remembers this book from her childhood as being her favourite book so she bought it for our 7 year old daughter and we read it over several nights My daughter also liked it and said it was really fun.The story starts with the unnamed boy narrator at the beginning where the main characters are introduced he is simply called boy being told about witches by his grandmama But this is not a fairy tale she is telling This is about REAL WITCHES and real witches hate children They disguise themselves as women and make children disappear.The grandmother is funny because she is so un grandma like as she puffs away on her black cigar.After that bout of story telling the book sees the boy come into contact with real witches Not just one witch though as he gets stuck in a room with about 200 of them He has to hide but witches can smell children out, and do just that This is where the real witching begins and the dastardly things they do comes to the fore.All in all a classic Roald Dahl tale with the scary enemy potentially being anywhere, hence a child s imagination running wild. This book has been read and reviews thousands of times but how can you not love Roald Dahls book This is fantastic and I won t go into it because there are very few people who don t know the story already but if you don t get too it The Paperback It has seen many different covers and this one is just a good as any of the others, Quentin Blake still attracts children who seem to be able to reckoning his work anywhere The print is of good side and well looks good on the shelf The Audio Book Have listened to many different versions over the years the most recent being Miranda Richardson but no one did this as well as Simon Callow With his you just loose yourself in the story and his take on the Witches song Oh where have all the children gone is hilarious The only downside it s abridged where the newer Miranda Richardson version is unabridged but I would still pick Callow s version ever time.Kindle The same as the paperback just quicker to download it if you children are demanding to read it as mine were illustrations are just as great, a couple of typos but nothing the drastic Maybe being an older book now it could be a little cheaper for the ebook but worth every penny none the less.