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Kirkus Reviews

Two friends briefly come into conflict and then resolve it in this sweet drama that is played out entirely in dialogue. [] Ruzzier frames this little play within simple compositions, allowing emotions plenty of room. Little Witch wears a purple robe and giant, red pointy hat; Little Monster is a fetching, Martian green and, fittingly for this tale of peacemaking, wears a dhoti. Charming.


The Horn Book

A little monster (the green, red-tailed kind) and a little witch (the pointy-hat kind) discover that sharing can be more satisfying than being selfish. [...] Far from scary, the witch smiles sweetly and the monster wears a diaper. Words with recurring vowel sounds but different initial consonants (moon/broom, sky/fly) combine with sight vocabulary (I, want, need) to form increasingly sophisticated sentences that don't appear contrived. Bold shades of limited colors, including purple, gold, apple green, and red, also repeat, creating a gem for emergent readers in its self-contained simplicity.
Betty Carter