Publication Date: 31st October 2018
Published By: Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd
Format: Picture Book
Miranda’s daughter, Mimi, is half-cat half-human. Mimi wants to become invisible and hopes that Nessie can teach her how to become invisible and hide from her classmates. The story takes, Mimi accompanied by her witch mother and sisters, to a magical trip across Scotland where the family ends up rediscovering themselves and finding Nessie’s husband.
This is a sweet tale of a witch’s daughter who is bullied at school for being different and how her family and new friends – Nector (Nessie’s Husband) and his three daughters – help her feel better. It grew out of bedtime stories the author told her own daughters and is educational as well as a fun story either for parents to read to their children or for older infant school children to read to themselves. It’s about bullying and the importance of speaking up and making friends, even if you don’t want to.
The writing is good, and easy to follow. The characters are fun or funny, as well as relatable for younger children. I loved the illustrations; they’re sweet and funny, and full of character all on their own.
Definitely a recommended book, probably for 5-7 year olds, or an advanced 4 year old.
Living in Essex with her two daughters Sibel Beadle previously worked as a senior banker in London before becoming a full-time children’s author. Previous titles in her Witchy Travel Tales series include; The Seven Sisters, Sleepless in Stonehenge and The Golden Bunny of the Lake District.