Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa by Valerie Thomas
  

Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa

Written by Valerie Thomas
Illustrated by Korky Paul

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Winnie and Wilbur are so excited to be getting ready for Christmas! There’s a lot to do. Putting up the decorations, baking biscuits, making the Christmas pudding and, most importantly of all, sending their letters to the North Pole. At last it is Christmas Eve and Santa’s arrival goes very horribly wrong. Luckily, Winnie has just the right magic trick to solve the problem and soon Winnie and Wilbur are on the most wonderful adventure of their lives. There’s magic and excitement on every page of this festive book including a delightful pop-up surprise. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Synopsis

Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa by Valerie Thomas

A fabulously festive story with a spectacular pop-up ending! When Winnie and Wilbur write their letters to Santa they never imagine that they are actually going to meet him on Christmas Eve!

After the crisis of Santa getting stuck in their chimney, Winnie and Wilbur join him on his sleigh in a desperate race against time to make sure children everywhere wake up to stockings filled with presents on Christmas morning. What a magical memorable night! It's a fun and festive Winnie and Wilbur adventure! Korky Paul's intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over.

The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship that exists between Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold.

Winnie and Wilbur will be airing on Channel 5’s pre-school strand Milkshake in 2017, with Katy Brand as Winnie and Bill Bailey playing the lovable cat Wilbur in this brand new animation series.

Bill Bailey says: "Winnie the Witch is already a huge hit with kids all over the world so I’m delighted to bring Wilbur to life. I’ve got a lot in common with this cat: we’re both extremely agile, we both love cheesecake, and given half a chance, we like to fall asleep in a cosy basket."

Reviews

'The illustrator Korky Paul outdoes himself in Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa with an inexhaustible profusion of decorative detail in interiors, landscape, architecture and outer space, as Winnie helps Santa deliver presents around the world.' The Sunday Times

Children will love Korky Paul's highly detailed and playfull illustrations Lancashire Evening Post

A fantastic festive story which includes a spectacular pop up surprise Families Vale of York

Comprehensively festive and freshly served The Guardian

About the Author

Valerie Thomas

Valerie Thomas was born in Melbourne, Australia, and has lived there for most of her life, apart from six years spent in Europe, where she worked in England, France and Norway. She is a teacher, and has taught in primary, secondary, and special schools in Australia and England as well as lecturing in English Teaching Method in a Teachers’ College in Melbourne.

For many years she worked as an educational researcher and curriculum consultant in the area of spelling, and has written extensively on the subject. Her other main interest is travel. She has travelled to most corners of the world, and has written about her travels: the first piece of writing she had published was an account of her experience picking grapes for the champagne harvest in France.

In 1987 her phenomenally successful children’s book Winnie the Witch, illustrated by Korky Paul, was published by Oxford University Press and won the Children’s Book of the Year Award. It has since been translated into many languages around the world, and also been adapted for CD-ROM. Since then Valerie has written another eleven fabulous Winnie adventures.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Valerie Thomas
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Author's Website

www.winnie-the-witch.com/

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th October 2017

ISBN

9780192747921

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