by Frank J. Sileo
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Pub Date 10 Sep 2019 | Archive Date 30 Jan 2020
American Psychological Association, Magination Press
We beg one favor of you tonight
For witches who tattle, witches who snitch,
Tie their tongues, zip their lips!
No witch shall squeal or tell on friends.
This spell will be broken when the snitching ends!”
Tattling is an all too familiar occurrence among children that can have harmful impacts on friends and relationships. This spellbinding story encourages children to examine the difference between snitching and telling, and the impact of their words on others.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information about snitching versus telling and what adults can do to help.
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Average rating from 29 members
Lovely book. My son loved me reading it to him. The targeted audience. It was easy to read and well written
An adorable story about the difference between tattling/snitching and telling someone useful information. The illustrations in this book area also really great.
An important message learning the difference between snitching and talking to a grown up when you are genuinely worried about something or someone getting hurt. It will require a lot of discussion with you and your young one so that they will be able to tell the difference. This book also has very engaging illustrations and the story is fun.
Snitchy Witch is a story about a witch named Wanda who learns the difference between snitching and telling when someone could get hurt. This book helps children learn a difficult lesson about how snitching can be hurtful and why you don’t need to rattle. It has a helpful parents guide in the back to help parents guide their children through this. I love the illustrations. Dark and colourful. In beautiful Halloween colors.
Snitch witch by Frank J. Sileo. A lovely little read for young children. Very colourful pictures. Great way to teach about snitching. 5*.
Fun Halloween story with a strong message about snitching. I like the message and it can be good for some kids, that kids that always tell everything about everyone and that they all hate for it. But snitching if something really bad was done is alright, who just have to help kids learn and balance it all, when this book is more about never snitch... it might use some talk time and discussion after reading to put that into perspective and balance it all, but still and interesting read.
This was a perfect book for my six year old grandson. This is an important topic for many young children as they begin school and learn to get along with others. Tattling or snitching is something many children deal with. My grandson, who has autism, has a thing about following the rules. If someone breaks the rule, or doesn’t listen, he takes it upon himself to let them know. If that doesn’t work, he tells someone else, often upsetting the person he “tattles on”. In this story, Wanda, is constantly snitching on her friends causing them to not want to play with her or even have her around. With the help of the Head Witch and a spell cast by her friends, she learns when it is important to tell. When her friend William is in danger, she shares what happened with the Head Teacher and prevents an injury. William is very grateful and Wanda breaks the spell. I discussed this with my grandson and he had a hard time understanding. In his mind, the rules need to be followed. We talked about him following the rules because that is what is right, but that it is not his responsibility to make sure everyone else follows them. He did say that some of his friends got mad and didn’t want to play with him when he told the teacher about them doing something wrong, so he was able to relate. Hopefully, he will learn and eventually be able to change his behaviour. I liked the notes for teachers and caregivers at the back of the book.
Such a great book! The illustrations are wonderful and the story is great. The witches are all getting together for an annual party. The story line teaches us the difference between snitching and telling someone important information. It was a cute book that is perfect for an elementary school student.