Nanny Noony and the Magic Spell

Edward Frascino, Author Pippin Press $13.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-945912-00-2
Things are just not the same down on the farm. The cow won't give milk, the hen won't lay eggs and the sheep is going bald. All the other animals are cantankerous, as are the farmer and his wife. Only the wily cat has the wherewithal to get to the bottom of things, and ventures away from the farm. A crow claims that an old witch, Nanny Noony, has put a hex on the farm. Using the information gleaned from the crow, the cat hopes to obtain the book of potions Nanny Noony keeps tied to the top of her head with a kerchief. But the crow turns out to be the real demon, defeated when the cat and Nanny Noony (along with some luck) join forces. Frascino brings the same crazy magic to this book that he displayed in My Cousin the King. The colorful and loose-flowing cartoons keep the action moving at a brisk pace and an unexpected turn of events and surprise ending will keep children spellbound until the very last page. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1988
Release date: 01/01/1988
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