Whizz-bang Winnie by Laura Owen
  

Whizz-bang Winnie

Written by Laura Owen
Illustrated by Korky Paul

5+ readers   
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It was with a thrill and eager anticipation that we at Lovereading4kids saw this fabulous new series of young fiction 5+ age range. Finding good books for those children moving on from picture books is always a tough call as there’s a real dearth of good publishing in this area. Winnie is already an established character in the world of picture books and Korky Paul is of course synonymous in the world of book illustration. Each title contains four complete crazily funny stories featuring Winnie, everyone’s favourite witch along with her supporting cast including her big black cat, Wilbur. There’s humour, slapstick and moments of real drama within each story. Pure magic. Mini Winnie is also available.

A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to read and review Mini Winnie which is the freader reviewsirst Winnie Young Fiction title. Here's a taster....'Each page of the book is crammed full of really cool jokes and Korky Paul’s illustrations are great, making me chuckle away for hours. It’s a fantastic book and I can’t wait to get hold of more of the series to see what Winnie gets up to.'....

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Synopsis

Whizz-bang Winnie by Laura Owen

Life is never dull for Winnie the Witch! In 'Hot Cross Winnie' a trip to the shops turns into a desperate hunt for a missing Wilbur; in 'Winnie's Book Day' a problem with reading doesn't stop Winnie from bringing stories to life for a whole class full of children; in 'Winnie Gets Cracking' she creates a 'chocodile' capable of laying chocolate eggs; and in 'Whizz-Bang Winnie' Winnie gets her skates on to speed past the motorised competition in a 'hot wheels' race. Four crazily funny stories featuring everyone's favourite witch, her big black cat, Wilbur, and a zany supporting cast of new characters. Korky Paul's exuberant black line illustrations complement the humour, slapstick, and moments of real drama that run through each story. Pure magic!

Click here to find out more about Winnie by visiting her website.

Reviews

[Praise for Winnie the Witch picture books]: Paul's artwork is as dynamic and arresting as ever. His comic touch is perfectly judged. The Guardian, Amazing Stories Supplement

About the Author

Pippa Goodhart (who also writes under the pen name of Laura Owen) comes from a background of selling children’s books, teaching, and children’s book publishing. She has been writing children’s books for about twenty years, with over eighty books published, ranging from a board book to novels for adults. You Choose, illustrated by Nick Sharratt, was winner of Mumsnet’s Best Book of the Year for Three to Four Year Olds and it has been picked again and again by Bookstart as one of their books to give three-year-olds, (and by the Booked Up scheme to be given to twelve year olds. Pippa also writes the Winnie the Witch young fiction range under the pen name of Laura Owen. As well as writing, Pippa does lots of school visits and also teaches a Writing for Children module at De Montfort University. Pippa is currently helping her architect husband to build a new house! She has lived in Leicester for twenty-five years.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

Laura Owen
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Author's Website

www.winnie-the-witch.com/

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

7th August 2008

ISBN

9780192727527

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