There were some aspects of Maxwell's writing that I found particularly endearing. The first of these was the "breakout" from the story, where the author addresses the readers directly. This is almost like a narrator speaking directly to the camera, in a movie. I found this enjoyable and felt it worked well and would work well for the target audience. The other aspect of Maxwell story was his allusions to other stories and fairy tales, which were peppered throughout the tale. Some of these would no doubt go straight over the top of the young people's heads, but provided a nice "aha" moment for any adults who might be reading the story to their children or grandchildren. A nice touch Mr Maxwell.
The whole idea of a mystery room in Uncle Bill's bookshop where the books come alive and suck the children into the story, is probably one that's been done before, but that doesn't make it any the less endearing. Our three heroes; Nina, Ivy and Oswald regularly rendezvous at the bookshop to undertake another journey literally into the literary world. In this particular iteration the three end up in a land that bears a more than passing resemblance to that of Hansel and Gretel.
I enjoyed this book as a small distraction from my usual heavier fare of books. As a children's book The Witch With The Glitch certainly succeeds in telling a fun tale, with some interesting dialogue and arcs. All in all, a satisfying read and a good four star book. Well done!