top of page

Grimelda and the Spooktacular Pet Show

by Diana Murray

illustrated by Heather Ross

Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, July 2017

ISBN-10: 0062264494

ISBN-13: 978-0062264497




“Murray’s sturdy rhymes offer lots of read-aloud entertainment. Readers will be tickled by the topsy-turvy details Ross brings to Grimelda’s ramshackle hometown, where witches, gnomes, dragons, and unidentifiable beings live in harmony—except for the occasional monster eel attack, of course.”

—Publishers Weekly


“Ross’ digital illustrations are filled with fascinating details that will have readers poring over the pages.”

—Kirkus Reviews



From author Diana Murray and illustrator Heather Ross, of Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch, comes a hilarious sequel starring Grimelda that is reminiscent of Norman Bridwell’s classic The Witch Next Door. This time Grimelda is on the search for her spell book so she can win first place her local pet show.


With the right spell Grimelda knows she can make her cat Wizzlewarts spooktacular in seconds. But when her spell book goes missing in her untidy room, will Grimelda find another spooktacular pet to win the prize, or will her magic make an even larger mess?


Told in rhyming verse with charming illustrations of pet monsters and all things witchy on every page, Grimelda is perfect for Halloween but also a fun read-aloud all year round for mess-makers everywhere.

bottom of page