The Witch Demands a Retraction by Melissa Balmain

Rating: 5 out of 5.
The Witch Demands a Retraction book cover with cartoon witch holding a sign that says wicked

This is a hilarious book of fairy tales that is meant for adults. It gives some great twists on stories that we know so well. I think this is a great book to have out on the coffee table to share with friends as they visit. It’s easy to flip through and the stories are short and easy to read.

Some are silly with a great twist on the original ending of the story. Other stories are spicy and definitely are meant for adult-only eyes. One of my favorites is what Goldilocks was really doing in the Bears’ home that day!

You’ll find stories from Pinocchio to Cinderella to the Pied Piper and everything in between! The illustrations for each story are great, and as you read the short story, you’ll laugh at the story, and then at how wonderfully the illustrations go along with it!

Content Warning:

I just want to be very clear that this is an adult book. There are references to sexual interactions.

Where to Find This Book:

Amazon ~ Goodreads


Pinocchio Runs for Office, The Peeved Piper, Not So Snow White and so many more in this twisted collection of adult fairy tales!

This hilarious collection of poems by Melissa Balmain puts a grown-up, contemporary spin on the stories and characters we all learned as children, from Little Red Riding Hood, to the Three Bears, the Pied Piper, and Cinderella; each delightfully depicted in full-color by Ron Barrett, (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) one of the best and award winning illustrators in the business.

Just the Facts:

The Witch Demands a Retraction by Melissa Balmain
Page Count: 43 pages
Publisher: Humorist Books
Pub Date: April 16, 2021

Melissa Balmain edits Light, America’s longest-running journal of light verse. Her humor has appeared in The American Bystander, Lighten Up Online, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Success, The Washington Post, and Weekly Humorist. Her full-length poetry collection, Walking in on People (winner of the Able Muse Book Award), has been praised by Poet Laureate Billy Collins as “an infectious, often hilarious blend of the sweet and the lethal, the charming and the acidic.”

Author Links:
Instagram ~ Twitter ~ Website ~ Facebook


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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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