Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch! by Amy Purser Carter

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch!

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch!
by Amy Carter
Edition: Paperback
Price: $4.48

5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful, Witchy Tale!, August 2, 2012

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch is a wonderful children's book about a Witch that really isn't all that she looks like. This short story is an excellent read for beginners and it shares an awesome message through rhyming. With the society we live in these days, it is easy for young children to see things at face value before they are taught or learn not to judge because someone looks, acts, or seems different. It is scary to me, to think that there are so many children learning by example from parents, friends, and/or guardians that would rather judge, ignore, and belittle before they even take the time to find out anything about the person or persons they are judging. Amy Carter, hits the nail on the proverbial head of the judgmental ideal and pounds it into oblivion in a way that children can understand. This is a terrific story and one that I will be sharing, re-reading, and talking about for a long time to come!

The illustrations are spot on and fun. The pictures are catchy and each time I look at them I find something new and that is the sign of a great illustrator!

I have a niece and nephew that are four and I know that they are going to enjoy and love this little book! So check out this wonderful witch and you won't be turned into a toad! 

Author Interview:

What is the title of your book? "The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch!"

What is your book about? It is about a witch that tries to live up to her witchy image but is kind, fun, mischievous, and loving, not to mention "not so wicked"! She is not your average, run of the mill witch and has a heart of gold.

Why did you decide to write it? The idea came to mind in college--I always loved witches--but not bad ones or scary ones. So I created "the witch" with a special flare for fun and a love of happy things--including my favorite color--PINK.

How did you get your book published? I heard about Outskirts Press and contacted them to see if they were interested. Fortunately they were, and we started the process immediately! Sarah Markham, the illustrator, did an amazing job bringing the witch to life for me!

What types of readers will be interested in your book? The book is for children ages 3-10, but also there has been an interest from adults (females) in the witch. I feel that it is in the character because we (females) all have a fun, mischievous side!

What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category? The fact that the witch isn't evil or scary is so appealing. When reading to different groups at schools, the children all comment that they lover her because she has a big heart and isn't frightening. They also like the "sparkle" to the normal witch's attire.

Have you published any other books? Not at this point.

Do plan to publish more? Yes, I would like to have a sequel to the witch book. I have written several other rhyming books that I have not yet pursued with publishing.

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch!

by Amy Carter

Format: 8.5 X 8.5 Color Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-4327-3781-8
Cover Price: $15.95
Pages: 24
Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner
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Distributed via: Ingram, Baker & Taylor
Published by: Outskirts Press, Inc.
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Publication Date: Sept 29,2009

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch is a charming story about a witch that is in image only. After reading the story and getting to know Carter's witch, you realzie that she has a heart of gold and is loving inside and out.

A delightful book just in time for Halloween!

About the Author, Amy Carter

Amy Purser Carter is a native of Mississippi. She attended the University of Mississippi and resides in Jackson. The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch is her first publication and is available online as well as in local bookstores.

For more information, visit

Outskirts Press, Inc., 10940 S. Parker Rd-515, Parker, CO 80134 Phone: 888-672-6657 Fax: 888-208-8601

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