The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett

Published by Doubleday’s Children’s

25th August 2016


Poor Mr Swimble is having a bad day.
Rabbits are bouncing out of his hat, pigeons are flying out of his jacket and every time he points his finger, something magically appears – cheese sandwiches, socks . . . even a small yellow elephant on wheels!
It’s becoming a real nuisance – and he’s allergic to rabbits.
His friends at the Magic Rectangle can’t help, but the mysterious vacuum cleaner he saw that morning may have something to do with it . . .
Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of food fights, pirates, wizards and crooks!
‘Arresting stuff! So funny it’s criminal!’ – PC Gorsebush Jones


My thoughts

14 funny short children’s stories from master story teller Terry Pratchett, from time travelling in Blackbury to the wild west (Welsh town of Llandanffwnfagettupagogo. The stories are written in Pratchett’s inimitable style. Beautifully written and illustrated, this is a treasure trove of stories for readers of all ages.

The majority of these were written when Pratchett was a young journalist and the tweaked before his untimely death last year, this collection showcases his then emerging talent and humour.

A wonderful book and If I had any kids I would delight in reading them these stories at bed time, instead I will keep them to myself and savour them when I need the a childish escape from real life that we all need from time to time.

I gave this 4 out of 5*

About Andrea Pryke

I have been collecting Marilyn Monroe items since 1990 and the collection includes around 400 books, as well as films, documentaries, dolls, records and all sorts of other items
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