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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!
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.
Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full 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
|Publication date:||7th August 2008|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
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 ...More About Laura Owen