Gritch the Witch is grouchy, grumpy, and very hungry. The only thing that could make her happy is something extra special for lunch, and that is: Piggie Pie! Gritch zooms off on her broomstick to find eight plump piggies — where else? — on Old MacDonald’s Farm. Cleverly disguised pigs impersonate ducks, chickens, a cow, and Old MacDonald himself, as this uproarious, quick-paced story builds to an ironically surprising conclusion. Wacky, hip, and illustrated with bold, bright paintings, “Piggie Pie” adds a new twist to an old fairy-tale scene.
This is an incredibly clever and funny book. The ending will have you laughing out loud as two infamous fairytale characters—a witch and a wolf—meet their match at Old MacDonald’s Farm. Gritch the Witch’s discovering Old MacDonald’s farm through the yellow pages (“Call EI-EI-O”) is a funny inclusion that serves as a first indication that this witch story that initially appears fairly traditional is actually a unique, memorable fractured fairytale.