The Witches by Roald Dahl

If you want a truly terrifying read for October, try The Witches by Roald Dahl. A young boy learns that there are creatures that live among us, that look like normal ladies, but are actually clawed, child-hunting witches. They are bald, but always wear wigs that make their heads itch. They have no toes so they may look slightly awkward when walking. They have blue spit, slightly larger nostrils, and pupils that burn with a fire of ever changing colors.


I loved the movie when I was little but I don’t know that I ever actually read this classic book. I started reading it with our two youngest (3yo and 5yo) last week, and it is much more scary than I anticipated. They don’t seem to be too bothered by it, but it is giving me nightmares!


Do you remember this book from your childhood?


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