October 12, 2011

How to Draw a Happy Witch

So I can’t take credit for finding this most wonderful book ‘How to Draw a Happy Witch’, by Joy Sikorski and Nick Sunday. It was given to us as a gift recently and I oohed and aahed over it for a good 15 minutes. I’m still in awe of this charming story, which is the most perfectly Autumnal and fun Halloweeny whisper of a delight I’ve come across in many, many moons.

This is the tale of Little Man the kitty who dreams of meeting his friend The Happy Witch at the Black Cat Bistro. It is his Halloween wish that he can dine on his most beloved French dish, escargot.

What is so fantastic about this book is that along with the sweet little story, there are pages and pages of art tutorials, instructing one on how to draw autumn leaves, an assortment of woodland animals, cakes and treats, and don’t forget lightning bugs and luna moths.

And the really cool thing is, 5 year olds will love this book and 8 year olds will love this book. Adults will love this book! There are simple things to draw and things requiring a bit more fine motor and technique. Do you want to know how to draw a cheese grater? A whippoorwill? A hamster? A hamster house? A ghost? Escargot? It’s all in here.

I couldn’t stop scanning pictures from the book! Oh but I love this one, and this one, I kept thinking. If you are looking to make a Halloween book purchase this year, or have a gift that you need to give this Fall season to a child who loves to draw, this one needs to go to the top of your list!


  1. I'm thinking of taking a work break today to try the hedgehog drawing tutorial myself. Is that wrong?? :)

  2. What a cute book! I'm pinning this one. :)

  3. I think that everyone should be actively encouraged to draw hedgehogs, Miss B! Michelle I'm pinning the book too and we own it! Just in case we lose it! :) ~Melissa

  4. good spot,thank you