Leila, the Perfect Witch


Product Details

$17.99  $16.73
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
9.9 X 11.4 X 0.5 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Flavia Z. Drago was born and raised in Mexico City. As a child, she wanted to be a mermaid. When that didn't happen, she began her career as a graphic designer and a children's book illustrator. She is the author-illustrator of Gustavo, the Shy Ghost. She loves color, textures, and shapes and enjoys creating them with different materials and a bit of digital sorcery. Flavia Z. Drago lives in Mexico.


Loaded with visual humor and quirky details, this whimsical tale charms and delights. Leila, her frog friends, and her family are comically illustrated with quarter-moon eyes and expressive faces. . . A picture book about the gifts of imperfection that casts a sweet and satisfying spell.
--Kirkus Reviews

With her magenta hair, greenish skin, and buck teeth, Leila might not be quite as cute as Gustavo (who can be spotted in the bake-off audience), but the pale blue-and-violet-toned illustrations are just as detail-filled and amusing. . . upbeat and engaging. Another Drago book destined for wide circulation, not only at Halloween.
--School Library Journal

Drago's colorful mixed-media illustrations are full of interesting and funny details that complement her playful story, from the pictures on the front endpapers introducing her family to the décor in their gingerbread house to the not-so-scary creatures that inhabit Leila's witchy world.
--The Horn Book