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20121115-175206.jpgBBC Children in Need is an annual campaign to help raise awareness and funds for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. For more information on the charity, please visit http://bbc.co.uk/pudsey.

From today until Sunday November 18th 2012, all sales of the ebook The Witchy-Po: A Bedtime Story will be donated to BBC Children in Need! If you do not wish to purchase a copy, but would still like to donate, please visit http://bbc.co.uk/pudsey/donate.

Click on one of the following links below to purchase your copy. Many thanks to everyone who wishes to donate to this wonderful cause!

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Read-Aloud version,
for iPhones & iPads:
The Witchy-Po - T.K. Chung & Curtis Cunningham
Regular version,
for Kindle Fire & Kindle Fire HD:

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It was a late Sunday afternoon in October, and I was sitting with my two-year old on the living room floor, just me and her, our backs against the sofa.  The afternoon sun dimmed through the curtains, and I opened the book to the first page.  I pointed to the final touch I made to the book.  It was a big bold button with the words READ TO ME across the front.

Maddy’s eyes widened.  “What’s that say, Daddy?”

“It’s for you.”

Maddy pushed the button.  The book came to life!  It began reading to her.  She giggled.  For the next ten magical minutes, she was on a reading adventure, listening to the book, following the words as they lit up, and turning each page with childish exuberance.

When the book had finished, I got up and went into the kitchen to make us some lunch.  Upon my return, Maddy had propped herself onto the sofa, with the book sitting on her lap.  She had found her way to the front of the book and pushed the button again.

“Look Daddy, I’m reading all by myself!”

I stood in the doorway, excited and happy for her.  In that small moment, time stood still, and I finally felt it was all worthwhile.

 

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The read-aloud version of The Witchy-Po has finally arrived into the iBookstore!

The Witchy-Po - T.K. Chung & Curtis Cunningham

Click here to listen to an excerpt from the book The Witchy-Po, narrated by Fung Ng.

This is Abbey from the book The Witchy-Po.  Abbey is a smart, strong-minded girl.  She looks out for her little brother Henry, who is always getting himself caught up in troubling predicaments.

Here’s a picture of Henry from the book The Witchy-Po.  Henry likes to dress up like his favourite teddy bear Cubby.

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Hullaballoo!

The Witchy-Po is available at the following stores:

“In the dark, dark night, the Witchy-Po craves to take the child who misbehaves…”

The Witchy-Po, A Bedtime Story is an illustrated children’s story book, telling of a blind, old hag who only appears at night. She creeps out from the Land of Shadows and has a ferocious appetite for naughty children.

Follow the story of Henry and Abbey, two young children who mistakenly attract the company of the Witchy-Po.

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