Greta's Magical Mistake by Daryl K. Cobb

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A sweet but never cloying tale of a student witch, playfully illustrated.


"With simple rhymes and a gentle spirit, veteran children's author Cobb offers an enjoyable story of a witch-in-training whose good intentions go awry. This pleasant, engaging story provides valuable messages about friendship and the importance of good listening. Artist Pentangelo’s colorful, playfully skewed images underscore the text’s comical tone and contain numerous small details that attentive readers will enjoy. A sweet but never cloying tale of a student witch, playfully illustrated." -- Kirkus Reviews Greta Grohm, a student at Wilhelm’s Magic Academy, quickly discovers how good intentions can go wrong. When Greta finds a stray cat on the way home from magic school she immediately thinks he would make a great new friend for her two pet birds, Dew and Ray. She takes the cat home, a wild chase ensues and a magic spell goes bad to set this tale in motion. This story teaches children the importance of listening to directions and has a positive message about friendship and family.

About Daryl K. Cobb

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Daryl lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children, only miles away from the town he grew up in. Most of Daryl's written work is specifically for children, originally created for his own two children as bedtime stories. Daryl is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Daryl's writing began in college as a Theatre Arts major at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He found a freshman writing class inspiring and, combined with his love for music and the guitar, he discovered that he had a talent that would motivate him for years to come. After college, he spent a couple of years doing children's traveling theatre. He has appeared on stage in theatrical productions for adults and children across the country. Music has always been Daryls main passion through the years. He is a member of the Nashville's Song Writer's Association and has been writing music for more than 25 years. Daryl says, "I see myself as a storyteller, whether it is told by song or through books. I was born to do this. I love rhythm and rhyme and I have added that to the stories that I create.
Published December 22, 2014 by 10 To 2 Children's Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Jun 13 2013

A sweet but never cloying tale of a student witch, playfully illustrated.

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