Author(s): Kaye Umansky
Pongwiffy, a witch of very dirty habits, is slumming it as usual in her filthy hovel, Number One, Dump Edge, Witchway Wood. But all is not well with Pongwiffy. It is slowly dawning on her that a witch cannot live on greasy skunk stew, limitless supplies from Sugary Candy's, the local sweet shop, and the minimum of exercise alone. Pongwiffy's teeth, stomach and general body parts are crying out for some healthy care and attention. It is time to take action. It is time to get healthy. And Pongwiffy is determined to take not only her fellow witches, but all the residents of Witchway Wood with her. There is only one thing for it: the greatest sporting event to happen in Witchway Wood - the O'Lumpicks! A laugh-out-loud story that is witty and clever, enticingly mixed in with much sludge, slime and very bad habits.
UK sales of the Pongwiffy series stand at over 325,000 copies Quirky and fun illustrations throughout This new Pongwiffy and the complete backlist (the first 3 titles published in May, the final 3 published this month) repackaged and reillustrated to reinvigorate this hugely popular series Cover in keeping with the Clover Twig look, reinforcing the Kaye Umansky author branding Author is very good at events, regularly appearing at schools, conferences and festivals
'Brought roars of both delight and disgust ... an ebulliently uninhibited farce' Guardian 'As appealing as Horrid Henry crossed with Winnie the Witch' The Times 'Funny ... a riot of silly voices, good bad puns, daft situations and comic caricatures' Children's Book of the Week, The Sunday Times 'Young readers adore the jokes and the grubbiness' Daily Telegraph
Kaye Umansky was born in Plymouth, Devon. She went to Teacher Training College, after which she taught in London primary schools for twelve years, specializing in music and drama. She now lives in North London and writes full-time - or as full-time as she can get in between trips to Sainsbury's and looking after her husband (Mo), daughter (Ella) and her cats.