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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 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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Winnie Takes the Plunge Synopsis

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.

Winnie Takes the Plunge Press Reviews

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

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ISBN: 9780192729897
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192729897
Publication date: 3rd March 2011
Author: Laura Owen
Illustrator: Korky Paul
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers

About Laura Owen

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 ...

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