That Witch Ripped Up My Flowers

Children - Preschool
30 Pages
Reviewed on 11/20/2014
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Author Biography

Michele Lynn Seigfried is an award-winning novelist, children’s book author/illustrator and public speaker who was born and raised in New Jersey. In her mystery novels, she draws from her personal expertise in the area of municipal government, in which she has served for over 15 years in two different municipalities. She holds a B.A. in communication from the College of New Jersey with a minor in art. She obtained the Master Municipal Clerk certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks in 2010. She also holds the Registered Municipal Clerk certification and Certified Municipal Registrar Certifications from the State of New Jersey. In combining her love of writing with art, Michele began writing and illustrating children’s picture books in 2013.

Michele is a member of Sisters in Crime, Sisters in Crime – Central Jersey, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, New Jersey Author’s Network, International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Central Jersey Registrar’s Association, Municipal Clerk’s Association of New Jersey, and the Municipal Clerk’s Association of Mercer County, where she is currently President. She also serves on the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ Legislative Committee.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jane Finch for Readers' Favorite

That Witch Ripped Up My Flowers by Michele Lynn Siegfried is the story of a princess who loves her flower garden. It is something that is very precious to her. Unfortunately, the witch doesn’t like flowers at all and she destroys all the flowers. The princess is very upset and can’t understand why the witch would not like flowers, but even more so why would she want to destroy something so beautiful. Fortunately, the princess has a very clever mother, the Queen, who comes up with an idea to protect the flowers from the naughty witch. Between them, can the princess and the Queen manage to solve the problem of stopping the witch from carrying out any more destruction in the flower garden?

This is a sweet story, told in rhyme which helps the story to flow well. The illustrations are simple and colourful and bring the story to life. The author and illustrator, Michele Lynn Siegfried, has done a really good job in conveying a story that is not just about good and evil, but also about jealousy and envy. The witch doesn’t like the princess because she is beautiful, as are the flowers. The witch can’t stand things that are beautiful and so she acts in a mean manner. The fact that the princess finds a way to solve the problem rather than retaliate is a good life lesson in dealing with bullies. This would be a lovely story to be read to a child at bedtime where the parent could discuss the reasons why the princess was successful in acting the way she did.