Reader Reviewed Mini Winnie by Laura Owen
  

Mini Winnie

Written by Laura Owen
Illustrated by Korky Paul

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It was with a thrill and eager anticipation that we at Lovereading4kids saw this fabulous new series of young fiction for children of 5+. 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. Korky Paul's exuberant black line illustrations complement the humour, slapstick, and moments of real drama that run through each story. Pure magic!

reader reviewsIn addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Mini Winnie a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to read and review this title. Here's a taster....'I thought this book was really funny, it was easy to read and I loved the pictures'.... Scroll down to read more reviews...

Synopsis

Mini Winnie by Laura Owen

Winnie the Witch is ready for anything life throws at her! In 'Winnie's Awful Auntie' Winnie and Wilbur have to deal with an unbearably fussy relative on an unexpected visit; in 'Winnie Gets Cleaning' Winnie offers her janitorial services to the local school with hilarious results; in 'Winnie and the Ghost in the Post' Winnie and Wilbur find themselves the surprise winners of a television poetry competition and in 'Mini Winnie' there's an unusual solution to a laundry problem. Four crazily funny stories featuring everyone's favourite witch, her big black cat, Wilbur, and a zany supporting cast of new characters.

Reviews

Kasia Kader 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. Click here to read the full review

Hannah Minton The book was exciting as there were lots of adventures and I didn’t want to stop reading it. Click here to read the full review

Richie Upchurch, age 6 Mini Winnie was funny, brilliant, excellent and awesome Click here to read the full review

Charlie Upchurch, age 9 it was really funny. Click here to read the full review

Jennifer Towler, age 7 I’m keen to read more Winnie books, and I found them quite easy to read and they make me laugh. Click here to read the full review

Alice D'Angelo I really enjoyed this collection because of the easy to read style that still drew me into the story of Winnie's antics and fun that she experiences in everyday life Click here to read the full review

Alexander Bisland, age 7 It was an enjoyable book to read and I recommend it as a bedtime story book as each story is about a chapter in length. Click here to read the full review

Evie Young, age 8 I thought this book was really funny, it was easy to read and Iloved the pictures. Click here to read the full review

Daniel Bisland, age 5 The pictures are fantastic - I give it 100 stars! Click here to read the full review

Caroline Randall, mum to Lauren, age 5 did not find them especially enjoyable Click here to read the full review

About the Author

Winnie the Witch was created by Valerie Thomas and all the Winnie picture books are written by her and brilliantly and zanily illustrated by the incomparable Korky Paul. The Winnie the Witch read aloud titles, perfect for those children just beginning to make the move from picture books to reading aloud or reading alone are written by Laura Owen and illustrated by Korky Paul. Laura has had unrestricted access to the world of Winnie and Wilbur. She has discovered hitherto unknown details about the life and mishaps of everyone’s favourite witch. Winnie has let Laura into her home and talked to her frankly about the many adventures she has shared with Wilbur. In order for this bond of trust to continue between Winnie and Laura, Laura has chosen to keep her profile as low as possible so there's nothing more we can tell you.

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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

9780192725776

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