Naia The Witch

Children - Preschool
27 Pages
Reviewed on 08/22/2014
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Author Biography

Carmen Parets (1983) - Early childhood educator (ECE) and author of the blog of children's themed tales ''

I have the great fortune to combine inside my profession all hobbies that motivate my creativity, such as writing and drawing for the most demanding of all, the small ones of the house. The tales are the most direct way to transmit values and serve as a guide to educate the emotions. In this way children begin to have knowledge and respect for themselves, to the others and to the environment around them. In my humble contribution, I wish provide you through my stories a bit in that sense, because there is no better way to grow and learn, than by having fun and if it is through literature, better than good.
In my tales, I always offer warmth and simplicity. They are elaborated taking care for all the details in order to capture the teaching behind the words.
With no more delay, I invite you to read them and share your opinion.



    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Gregory for Readers' Favorite

Naia the Witch by Carmen Parets Luque is about a young witch who doesn't want to be good like all the other little girls. She wants to be naughty and likes to cause trouble by turning herself invisible. Naia is supposed to attend a school that is in a mountain shaped like a witch's hat, but she spends her days causing mischief. Because of her behaviour, no one wants to be her friend and she is left alone. One of her spells backfires on her and she is made permanently invisible, except for her clothes. Now none of the other witches can hear or see her and she is truly all alone. Can she change her ways so that she can make friends and break the spell?

Carmen Parets Luque created a fable with Naia the Witch in that it teaches children a lesson. If they are not nice to others, then they will not have any friends. I do feel that Naia could have been seen to get up to more mischief, and not just turn herself invisible. The story was well written, although there are one or two instances where the story jars slightly with the use of a certain word. This could be a translation error perhaps. The pictures were good and I think children would enjoy looking at them. The story is simple for them to understand and the colourful pictures are attractive and enable young readers to get an idea of what Naia and the other witches look like.