Absolutely Winnie! by Laura Owen

Absolutely Winnie!

Written by Laura Owen
Illustrated by Korky Paul

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July 2013 Book of the Month The Winnie the Witch young fiction is perfect for children moving on from picture books and beginning to read by themselves or for sharing together with your child. These funny, lively stories with the trademark Winnie illustrations from Korky Paul will keep the reader engaged. These twelve stories have previously been published separately but this special new edition combines favourites such as Winnie Says Cheese and Whizz-Bang Winnie.

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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Absolutely Winnie! by Laura Owen

Winnie the Witch is ready for anything! Here's just a taster of the twelve stories in this book: in 'Mini Winnie' you'll find her shrinking herself down to the size of a teaspoon; in 'Winnie Says Cheese' she gets herself ready for the camera; in 'Itchy Witchy' she has to deal with an outbreak of fleas; and in 'Winnie's Book Day' she stages a superhero rescue!

As well as the twelve stories, there are bonus pages of jokes at the end of the book - what could be more absolutely entertaining than Winnie? Twelve 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!


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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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288 pages


Laura Owen
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Oxford University Press

Publication date

4th July 2013




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