The Warthog's Tail

The Warthog s Tail It s Haloween and Tegan the witch s daughter can t wait to Trick or Treat First she must hurry home to help with her mother s special Haloween spell But when she gets there she discovers a sleepin

  • Title: The Warthog's Tail
  • Author: Debby Atwell
  • ISBN: 9780618507818
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s Haloween, and Tegan, the witch s daughter, can t wait to Trick or Treat First she must hurry home to help with her mother s special Haloween spell But when she gets there, she discovers a sleeping wathog is blocking her gate Too afraid to go near the nasty, tusked beast, Tegan tries to cast a few spells, but neither the dog, nor the stick, nor the magic match wil oIt s Haloween, and Tegan, the witch s daughter, can t wait to Trick or Treat First she must hurry home to help with her mother s special Haloween spell But when she gets there, she discovers a sleeping wathog is blocking her gate Too afraid to go near the nasty, tusked beast, Tegan tries to cast a few spells, but neither the dog, nor the stick, nor the magic match wil obey her bossy commands What s a little witch to do Just as she begins to worry that she ll never make it home in time for Trick or Treat, an old man comes walking down the road Seeing her distress, the old man offers a suggestion If spells won t work, maybe Tegan should try the magic of persuasion

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    One thought on “The Warthog's Tail”

    1. I enjoyed the book, but the ending caught me off guard. I was unsure how everything fit together. The ideas all seemed jumbled. Overall though, it had a good moral.

    2. Comments on the Story: Overall, I do not like this story that well. I like the moral that children should learn to ask nicely instead of just demanding their ways or trying to cast spells. Thus, I thought that a better ending to this book would have been the little girl asking the Warthog to leave by using persuasion. Although, I don’t know how this would have tied into needed a Warthog tail to save Halloween but that twist to the story was kind of strange anyway. I did like the story twist th [...]

    3. I liked the book for it's bright and fun illustrations and the basic message that you get better results when you ask politely for things (or for someone to do something for you) rather than being bossy. However, I do have to agree with the other reviewers that it lacked a certain something. There was absolutely no indication that the old man who helped the little witch was the mother in disguise and the big reveal came as a kind of "huh?" moment. It wasn't very clear or cohesive in several resp [...]

    4. WTHck? The moral of this story is children should ask nicely for a dog to be beaten and a warthog to be bitten. I'm not from PETA, but the message was so self-contradicting it negated any lesson that might have made the book worth reading to a child. My 4YO was so grossed out by the dismembered warthog, he hardly cared that the tail managed to save Halloween as we know it, the preservation of which the reader did not know was in question until it was already a moot point. Both 4YO and I were in [...]

    5. What is the best way to get what you want? Bossing someone around, or asking politely? This is more a book about manners than about Halloween, but the night in question is Halloween. I liked that the story teaches the reader to be polite, but I thought that it lacked some substance otherwise. The pictures were interesting, particularly the last one, where inferences about the rest of the story can be made.

    6. Bizarre story with good illustrations with a Halloween theme. It was weird that the little witch's Mom dresses up as the man. It is weird that the little witch has to get the warthog's tail. Odd way of trying to get around to a theme of helping children to feel helpful and confident in their own abilities. Would not check out from the library again.

    7. I liked the moral of the story but didn't like the way Teagan learned about it. Kinda mean.

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