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Wednesday 31 October 2012

Posts of Halloween Past: Meg and Mog

When Meg the witch and her cat, Mog, head to a Halloween party with the other witches, things take an unexpected turn.

We are taken through each step as Meg wakes at midnight, serves breakfast and gets ready for the spell party, meets up with her friends and casts a spell that changes the lot of them. 

Meg and Mog is a highly successful series that has stood the test of time. Having been on shelve since the early 1970s, it has proven to be a timeless classic that children still love. 


Is it because of the simple storyline? The fun turns of events and humorous surprises? The no-fuss tri-coloured illustrations? The clever use of onomatopoeia? I think it's a mixture of them all. What I know for certain is that my daughter loves Meg and Mog just as much as I did as a child. 

After all, a good picture book never loses touch with its audience.

Review by Megan Blandford

Title: Meg and Mog
Author: Helen Nicoll
Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski
Publisher: Puffin, $12.95 RRP
Publication Date: 2004 (in board book format); 1972 (originally published)
Format: Board book
ISBN: 9780141380599
For ages: Pre-school
Type: Picture book