Winnie The Twit by Laura Owen
  

Winnie The Twit

Written by Laura Owen

5+ readers   

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Fun to read and well-matched by their illustrations, these four short stories tell of yet more dramatic and hilarious adventures for Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur. Winnie variously tries to find the perfect pet, to fix things with her often imperfect spells, gets involved with school dinners with disastrous results and becomes a twit alongside Jerry the local giant. All in all a rollicking and robust collection of fun stories.

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

Winnie The Twit by Laura Owen

Winnie the Witch is an accident waiting to happen! In 'Winnie and the Cog' you'll find her creating a most unusual pet; in 'Winnie's School Dinner' she has some new interpretations of canteen favourites, in 'Winnie Fixes It' she takes on some home improvements with dramatic results; and in 'Winnie the Twit' Winnie fancies herself as a bit of a naturalist. 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.

Winnie the Twit is perfect for children moving on from picture books but don’t want too many words on a page. Click here to see other titles featuring Winnie.

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

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[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

5th March 2009

ISBN

9780192725769

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