Wendy seems to be a magnet for trouble! Back for a third set of adventures she is now riding a bike – rather dangerously – which is just one of the ways in which she gets full up of wrong! She also has to struggle with a diary which won’t stay shut and try to remember all the school rules. Despite her many slip-ups, Wendy Quill remains her charm.
Wendy Quill is back for a third suitably entertaining adventure. This time Wendy’s predicament will be familiar to many: she is desperate to have a new pet. For Wendy it is especially important as she wants to be a vet. Will Wendy be able to persuade her mother? And, will she ever be able to grow her own pet? Mina May’s hilarious illustrations capture the story perfectly.
May 2013 Debut of the Month A new diary novel which will especially make girls laugh a lot! And it is illustrated by an 11 year old! Wendy tells the three stories about herself and her friends catching the tiny details which make things like the school show - in which Wendy hopes for the lead but ends up as the crocodile’s bottom - familiar but then investing them with a wackiness which makes them original and fresh. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Wendy Quill is a Crocodile's Bottom a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'This book is a 10/10. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves a book with a bit of excitement and a good laugh'. Scroll down to read more reviews... And Click here to download an exclusive interview with Wendy and Mina, the author and illustrator of Wendy Quill. A Piece of Passion from the Commissioning Editor My name is Jasmine Richards and I am the senior commissioning editor for children’s fiction at Oxford University Press. It is my job to find new talent and to work with authors to create books that children will love. I’m extremely proud then to present to the world, Wendy Quill is a Crocodile’s Bottom! Wendy Quill is an absolutely adorable character who you can’t help falling in love with and I think she definitely deserves to be a little bit famous. She’s a nine- year-old girl with big ideas and even if her plans don’t always work out she is never down for long.In her first adventure, Wendy Quill is a Crocodile’s Bottom, our heroine is determined to be famous. Unfortunately for Wendy, fame comes at a price—namely dressing up as a blue Munchkin, catching the plague and being the bottom of a rather blind crocodile. Wendy Quill was created by the author Wendy Meddour (she’s a real life Wendy so knows what it’s like) and illustrated by her daughter, eleven-year-old Mina May. Together they have created a book that will have you laughing with each turn of the page be it because of the funny text or hilarious pictures. Wendy Meddour has done an awesome job of capturing the tone and voice of a nine-year-old and Mina drawings are full of life and quirky details—it is quite staggering to think she was just ten when she drew these illustrations.Wendy Quill is a Crocodile’s Bottom is being published in a delectable pocket-book format which means you can take Wendy Quill with you everywhere and the book is split into three short stories which young readers can approach without feeling too intimidated. Wendy Quill is the perfect bridge between picture books and chapter books and is great as a read too and read alone as there is something different for adult and the child in every reading. Anyway, that’s why I think Wendy Quill deserves to be a little bit famous. And I hope that this funny, charming and unique book finds itself in the hands of as many young readers as possible.
It's not easy when you come from Somewhere Else. Especially when you smell of trains and fish. When Mr Blanket lost his job in the city and couldn't find it again,it seemed like things would never get better. 'I wish,' said Dottie, closing her eyes and trying her hardest not to wobble, 'that I lived on a bright green hilltop!' Suddenly, her wish comes true! Mr Blanket gets a new job in The Middle of Nowhere. Dottie soon finds that The Hilltop is the Middle of Somewhere as she gets to meet Winnie Crisp, Tom Tractor, Blod Evans, the Rowland twins and the Fidgets. And on the Hilltop she doesn't need wishes, because the magic happens on its own.
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