Posted by The KRiB • June 20, 2017 Rate this Book Loading...
Spooky Winnie by Laura Owen
Here’s just the book to enjoy whenever you feel like adding a little spookiness to your life. Whether she’s telling ghost stories, turning back time, battling with mischievous wands, or getting ready for a night of trick-or-treating, Winnie brings her very own brand of muddled-up magic to everything she does.
Fans who have grown up with Winnie, or those new to her charms, can enjoy her chaotic capers in this latest young fiction title, perfect for reading alone or for sharing at bedtime. Korky Paul’s exuberant black line illustrations complement the humour, slapstick, and moments of real drama that run through each story. Pure magic!
In these four new stories, illustrated by Korky Paul, everyone’s favourite witch feels a little bit spooky: telling ghost stories, turning back time, battling with mischievous wands, and getting ready for a night of trick-or-treating.
The Love Reading 4 Kids Comments
The best-selling and ever popular witch Winnie and her cat Wilbur star in the four laugh-out-loud stories in this collection. When things go wrong with the washing machine Winnie tries to create a time machine to solve all her problems. As ever with Winnie, nothing goes quite according to plan! Similar disasters befall her when she tries to tame her wand and when she tries to add something special to Halloween!
A Piece of Passion from Helen Mortimer, commissioning editor for children’s books at Oxford University Press.
A big part of my job is looking after all the Winnie the Witch titles that we publish. What I love about Winnie is that she’s such good company. Her days are never, ever boring so if you want to add some sparkle to yours, you just need to spend some time with Winnie and Wilbur. I’m not going to give too much away about the stories in Spooky Winnie but you may be wondering why Winnie is wrapped up in loo roll and Wilbur is draped in a ghost costume. Well, it all starts when Mrs Parmar delivers a party invitation to Winnie, at the end of October . . . that should give you a clue! As with all the books from the brilliant partnership of Laura Owen and Korky Paul, there are four fabulous stories in Spooky Winnie. When she’s not putting some magic into Halloween, you’ll find Winnie taking Wilbur and her giant next-door neighbour Jerry on a spot of prehistoric time travel, making Wilbur’s fur stand on end with some spine-tingling stories, and trying to tame a new wand that has a mind of its own.
The pages are packed with pictures – I think my favourite has to be the one where Korky Paul has drawn Wilbur with ‘eyes as big as mushrooms’ as Winnie tells him a spooky ghost story. And Winnie’s time machine is pretty awesome, too. Every page number even has its own Korky Paul doodle around it – there are all sorts of minibeasts with miniature contraptions to frame each number, and each one is a work of art!
So make your Halloween a happy one – with guaranteed giggles from everyone’s favourite witch!