Book Review | Do Witches Make Fishes?

Title: Do Witches Make Fishes?

Author: Jason Mayo

My Review:

Do Witches Make Fishes written by Jason Mayo is a fun children’s story about a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his mother’s healthy “carrots and fishes.” So he closes his eyes and wishes that his mother would “disappear.” His imagination takes him on a wild adventure including a witch with an interesting proposition. What would he decide? Would he trade in his mother and her healthy foods for candy treats or fight to get her back, healthy foods and all?

My children were delighted by this story and were especially captivated by the illustrations by Justin Wolfson that really brought the story to life. My five year old son loved to try and guess which word would end the rhymes throughout the story and what child doesn’t love a spooky witch with a pot of creepy boiling stew potion? I did make sure to pre-read this to make sure it wouldn’t be too scary for my young children as it is recommended for ages 4-8. I found it appropriate and my little ones ages, 3, 4 and 5 laughed at the witch and my eldest actually realized that the main character was using his imagination and that it wasn’t “real.”

Note: “All of the profits from the sale of the book are being donated by the Author to TheGarden Of Dreams Foundation; Garden of Dreams is a 501c3 non-profit charity that works closely with all areas of Madison Square Garden, including the New York Knicks,Rangers, Liberty, MSG Media, MSG Entertainment and Fuse Network “to make dreams come true for kids in crisis”.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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