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“Vibrant vignettes center the child and possibly-bruja babysitter, both portrayed with tan skin, Freitas depicts the action: the backyard jungle gym becomes a castle under an inky black sky dotted with ghost decorations, while bath time is described as involving ‘a bubbling cauldron with starving COCODRILOS!!!'”
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If Your Babysitter is a Bruja

Written by Ana Siqueira
Illustrated by Irena Freitas
Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

In this bouncy, bilingual picture book is an enchanting, rollicking read-aloud for small ones with big imaginations.

On the night before Halloween, a new babysitter might be more than she appears. If she wears a black sombrero and cackles like a crow, she might just be a bruja! One little girl is determined not to fall victim to an evil witch or her cats. She knows bath time is really the bruja’s way of putting her in a boiling cauldron, and the only way to keep her at bay is with a magic potion—or is it?

With a boundless imagination and plenty of tricks up her sleeve, the young protagonist may just have the best night ever!

Primary ISBN: 9781534488748
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 4 or older

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