cover image Lulu Goes to Witch School

Lulu Goes to Witch School

Jane O'Connor. HarperCollins Publishers, $13 (64pp) ISBN 978-0-06-024628-0

In this I Can Read sequel to Lulu and the Witch Baby, Lulu is off to witch school with her broom and Dracula lunch box. Her teacher, Miss Slime, is pretty, with a long nose and wart on her chin. She teaches everyone to fly around in the graveyard, and Lulu proves herself worthy of the name ""witch.'' Sandy Witch, howevera kid with an unholier-than-thou attitudeproves worthier than Lulu. The two harbor intense dislike for one another, but become friends when they both catch the lizard pox. This story is funny and full of the ``gross'' details kids lovelike having snake flakes for breakfast and eating lizard tarts. McCully's simple, freehand illustrations, washed in watercolors, add a good dose of silliness to an already absurd and fun idea. Ages 4-8. (September)