Trixie, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Picture-book genius Nick Butterworth has created the lovable Trixie, a witch's cat who would do anything to be rid of her one white paw.

Hocus pocus and all sorts of magic follow with the most hilarious results!

But it's good to stand out from the crowd and Trixie quickly sees that life's so much nicer when you're happy being who you are.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9780141326801



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Trixie the witch's cat was generally a happy feline, except when she was worrying about her white paw. Believing it to be horrible and ugly, not to mention completely unsuitable in a witch's familiar, she made many attempts to change it, from painting it black to refusing to wash it for three weeks. Finally, realizing that she had magical resources at her paw-tips, Trixie used a spell to "fix" the offending paw, successfully becoming the all-black cat she longed to be. But would it prove to be everything she hoped, or would Trixie discover that she was perfectly fine as she was...?With an engaging story of a young witch's cat who learns to accept who she is, and colorful artwork that is both adorable and amusing, <u>Trixie: The Witch's Cat</u> is a winning picture-book! Trixie's dilemma put me strongly in mind of Ursula Moray Williams' classic children's fantasy, <u>Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat</u>, which also features a mostly-black cat with a white paw (although Gobbolino eventual path is quite different from Trixie's), while the artwork was immensely appealing. I was particularly charmed by the appearance of the witch's rat and toad, whose sympathetic presence, as Trixie attempts her various "cures," add an additional, non-textual element to the story. All in all, this was a worthy addition to my "witchy-witches" shelf, and a book I would like to add to my personal collection.

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