The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza (Hardcover)
Anita and Winnifred Wompananny are kitchen witches who spend their days whipping up all kinds of delicious treats. Rarely do the Wompananny Witches venture outside, for they have a crippling fear of the wild children in their neighborhood. One day, a run-in with a few particularly rambunctious kids sends the witches into a panic, so they blow off some steam by cooking up their very favorite meal: a good old-fashioned pizza pie. But they’ve unintentionally baked their anxious, fearful, freaked-out feelings right into the crust and created one mean pizza! The pie escapes the kitchen, wreaking havoc across town, until one group of hungry children devises a plan to show the pizza what they’re made of. A deliciously saucy tale of friendship and courage, The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza is a wacky Halloween story that packs laughs all year long.
About the Author
Jennie Palmer is the author-illustrator of The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza. Before making books for children, she worked in production design for 14 years, most notably for the Macy’s Parade Studio. She is a graduate of the illustration department at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She lives in Burbank, California, with her family. Find her online at jenniepalmer.com.
"Palmer's ink, watercolor, and Photoshop illustrations are full of humorous details that require numerous rereads to catch them all. Pair with a pie for one mean—er, make that nice—storytime."
"This one is sure to be a story time favorite. A story about overcoming fears as well as pizza!"
— Youth Services Book Review
Raw, gritty and acutely tuned to his community, Matt Mendez' debut blends authenticity with poignancy, heartbreak with heartfelt, this emotionally true contemporary story about 2 El Paso teens and a mom of one of the boys, will keep you riveted and engaged. Comparisons to Jason Reynolds, Matt de la Pena and Angie Thomas are accurate but Mendez is a break out star to be watched. This wallop of a tale should be handed to high school kids en masse. - Maureen