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Mrs Rea, Merchant Taylors' Boys' School

Wed Wabbit

I love the adult novels of Lissa Evans, and was equally impressed by Wed Wabbit, especially by the way she describes her characters with affection, and honesty, without disguising their faults. The book will appeal to year 6 and 7 children, who are young enough to remember toddler television and brightly coloured picture books. However it is also sophisticated enough to amuse older children and adults, who will laugh at the mismatch between innocent child's toy and dangerous dictator. The characters are interesting, especially Fidge and Graham, who are both changed by the end of their experiences in Wimbley Woo. The plot is exciting enough to keep the pages turning. However the triumph of the novel, which will become a classic, is the way it uses humour to convey some complex political ideas to a young reader.

Posted on: 17th May 2018 at 10:33 am

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