By Author / Illustrator
Sibeal Pounder, Laura Ellen Anderson
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Paperback / softback
The third book in the series, Witch Watch, sees our witchy heroine Tiga Whicabim ready to set off in search for her missing mother in the Silver City. However, just as she's getting ready to leave, colour starts to return into the black and white world of Sinkville. First, in the shape of a green apple and then in the less than perfect shape of Miss Heks, Tiga's old guardian. Miss Heks returns from 'Above pipes' wearing a horrible orange dress and plonks her entire house next door to Miss Brew's. She takes an abnormal interest in Tiga's pet slug and when Tiga and her friends travel to Silver City, they find out there's more to Sluggfrey than his slimy appearance would suggest. As usual the story ends with good witches battling with the evil ones. The WARWOP continue to advise everyone to panic responsibly and Fran the Fairy is more of a hindrance than a help. Finally, Felicity Bat has an important decision to make, will she battle on the side of good or evil? A good, fun, easy read recommended for girls who like their adventure stories served with a dash of humour. I loved the hats that Fran's fairy fan club had made up - read it to find out why! 272 pages / Ages 8+ / Reviewed by Kerr Dagley, school librarian.
Suggested Reading Age 7+