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Book Review – The Little Witches’ Guide to the ABC’s by Anna Fiore and Lydia Amora

Book Review
The Little Witches’ Guide to the ABC’s
Written by Anna Fiore
Illustrated by Lydia Amora
26 Pages
Publication Date: December 5, 2021

 

 

“The Little Witches Guide to the ABCs is a beautifully illustrated alphabet book that celebrates many of the different paths of magick from A to Z. The story follows two Little Witches as they search through the alphabet for their missing cat Stardust, meeting many fun and unique characters along the way. The imagery is whimsical, colorful and lighthearted with diverse and unique characters illustrating a wide spectrum of authentic spiritual paths.”

The Little Witches Guide to the ABC’s Kickstarter page

Perfect art for setting the mood for little witches. The book is roughly  12” x 8.5” and has 26 pages. The recommended age is 0-10. 

“Learning the ABC’s of magick has never been so fun! Meant for children, parents, guardians, or loved ones who want to incorporate magick into everyday learning. Join our two little witches in their quest to find their cat Stardust! No letter is too great for our witchy friends as they travel through a world filled with magick, while along the way discovering the alphabet! Help your little witches find Stardust and complete the magickal ABC’s!”

– littlewitchesbooks.com

Anna Fiore

The Little Witches Guide to the ABC’s is written by Anne Fiore. Author Anna Fiore has always felt a connection to divination, magick, and the moon. She is a mother of two children, and as a witch found it difficult to find books or literature centered around pagan or occult teachings for children.

Fiore created The Little Witches’ Book Series for children who come from homes of witches and practitioners of magick. After noticing a lack of magickal books pertaining to witch or pagan lifestyles, Fiore aspired to provide literature that contributes to the nourishment of our little witches.

With a passion for writing since childhood, Anna stepped into action to provide books that are diverse in the idea of many paths for witches and any practitioners, and that are bright and beautifully illustrated. The Little Witches Series is geared to let every child know regardless of sex, age, or race magick is for those who seek it, and is inclusive for all!

Lydia Amora

Lydia Amora is a little witchy illustrator that lives in Monterrey, Mexico. She graduated with a degree in animation and special effects, and has dedicated her life to the illustration of books, blogs, social media and to creating pretty things.

Her favorite things are drawing, cats and dancing. Her art is a mix of magic, dreams and interesting stories that live in her inner colorful world, and she hopes her drawings can bring a spark of inspiration to those who read this book.

When I spoke with Anna via Instagram chat, she said that her favorite thing about The Little Witches’ Guide to the ABC’s is that it’s the book she wished she’d had as a child. She said the greatest thing about this book is that it will spark curiosity about many topics, and you can explore those further, and that curiosity is the most important thing for Little Witches. 

When I asked her how she got the illustration job she said, “I got the gig through a Facebook group where I saw Anna looking for an illustrator, and I responded with my info and we got further contact from there. It was lucky because I have a page dedicated to witches called The Witchy Stuff, so I already have experience drawing witchy related things.”

There’s a cute little interactive aspect where the author asks the reader to find their cat, Stardust, along the way. Stardust is in every image and is sort of like a Little Witch version of Where’s Waldo. Stardust is modeled after Anna’s real cats- Ziggy Stardust, Baby and Pete. 

This book hits all the magickal keywords, such as “clairvoyant” and “communicating” for “C,” and “goetic” and “grimoires” for “G.” You will definitely be searching for definitions to share with your Little Witch. It’s a great set of witchy vocabulary for Little Witches of any age to pick up. I can just see the conversation now –

Little witch: Daddy, what’s a Jinn? 

Dad: Uhhhm, and Tonic?

The Little Witches’ Guide to the ABC’s is all about learning different paths of Magick. They feature a bruja, angels, druids, fairies, hoodoo and even Lucifer. The book doesn’t go into any details on the practices, it just plants knowledge of what’s out there in witchcraft. You can explain to your kids the nuances, such as closed culture practices, as you delve deeper into each keyword. 

Please purchase this beautiful and informative book at littlewitchesbooks.com!

You can follow author Anne Fiore at her Instagram account: @littlewitchesbooks, and sign up for her blog at littlewitchesbooks.com! I got the feeling there are more books coming in the series, so you may want to sign up for updates!  

You can follow, and request commissions from, illustrator Lydia Amora at:

Facebook: /lydiaamoramade

Tumblr: @lydiacreative

TikTok: @lydiaamora

 

The Little Witches’ Guide to the ABC’s on Amazon

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About the Author:

Natalie Meraki is an artist, mawm, Weirdo, and lover of weirdos. She resides in Casper, Wyoming with her family. Natalie is the creator behind Tarot Mood, the CARTA award winning Young Witch Tarot and more! She is also the owner of Laughing Cat Publishing and Meraki Metaphysical. She calls her work Esoteric Edutainment (education and entertainment.) When not being weird for work, Natalie is being weird with her family. Then there’s the karaoke…

** About the Author: Natalie Meraki is an artist, mawm, Weirdo, and lover of weirdos. She resides in Casper, Wyoming with her family. Natalie is the creator behind Tarot Mood, the CARTA award winning Young Witch Tarot and more! She is also the owner of Laughing Cat Publishing and Meraki Metaphysical. She calls her work Esoteric Edutainment (education and entertainment.) When not being weird for work, Natalie is being weird with her family. Then there’s the karaoke…