Winnie Takes the Plunge
Written by Laura Owen
Illustrated by Korky Paul
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Popular worldwide, accident prone Winnie the Witch is back for new adventures in this collection of stories that are perfect for developing readers aged 5+. Winnie is always up to take the plunge whether it is sharing her house with musical mice, magiking a snowman to do some abominable things, entertaining Gerry, the giant who lives next door, at a party or, in the title story, being flushed down the toilet and ending up trapped under the ocean by a merman. Luckily, whatever scrape Winnie gets into, Wilbur, her resourceful cat, usefully knows just the way to get her out.
Lovereading4kids comment: 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!
A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to read and review Mini Winnie which is the first 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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Winnie Takes the Plunge by Laura Owen
In four new stories, illustrated by Korky Paul, everyone's favourite witch and her cat Wilbur come face to face with a merman, a giant, some musical mice and an abominable snowman-welcome to Winnie's world!
Winnie is not afraid of taking the plunge. In 'Winnie's Mouse Organ' Winnie discovers that the little rodents who share her house have undiscovered musical talents; in 'Winnie's Snowball' Winnie unwittingly magics a snowman into the rather dangerous 'abominable' variety; in 'Winnie's Giant Party' Winnie helps Jerry, her giant next-door neighbour, to get into the party mood; and in 'Winnie Takes the Plunge' disaster strikes when Winnie gets flushed down her loo and ends up trapped by a merman under the ocean waves until Wilbur stages a bold rescue.
Oxford's brand-new series of Winnie the Witch young fiction ... is bound to be a winner. The Bookseller Praise for Whizz-Bang Winnie: The pictures, as ever, bristle with an inspired lunacy that 5+ love. Amanda Craig, The Times
Praise for Whizz-Bang Winnie: [Winnie's] mad antics make hilarious reading. Primary Times
About the Author
More books by Laura Owen
Oxford University Press
3rd March 2011
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