Winnie and Wilbur Series 16 Books Bag Collection Set - Ages 7-9 - Paperback - Valerie Thomas
Winnie and her crazy mind along with her cat Wilbur live in a house with magic everywhere. Winnie is always getting herself into all sorts of unfortunate accidents and sad for Wilbur to be dragged along with her into a new wacky adventure with anything and everything unexpected to be encountered. In this new trip, Winnie and Wilbur encounter lots of loony and zany scenarios with massive pumpkins, flying carpets, journeys out beyond space, and fun broomstick rides around. Winnie is dressed in her classic stripy socks, and her wide array of magical spells, she brings joy as well as pandemonium along in her adventures, you’ll be sure to be entertained in each book.
Follow Winnie and Wilbur, a wacky witch and her even wackier cat, as they embark on 16 fun adventures in books that children will truly enjoy to read in this set. Each story has a wonderful plot where Winnie the witch takes centre stage, alongside her black cat Wilbur and they have a fun-loving relationship that really comes across in each book. That is only after Winnie works some magic on her big black cat because sometimes she accidentally trips over him! After some magic that makes Wilbur look pretty silly indeed, Winnie conducts the perfect spell to make sure she can always see him so she turns him green instead.
Of course, no witch book would be complete without some magic! Children can use their imagination to follow the duo as they get up to all sorts. There is never-ending chaos and mayhem that needs Winnie to cast her magic wand as she tries to find a solution for every challenge that comes their way. Young readers will probably find themselves predicting what happens next as they become more and more familiar with the way the books have been written to suit readers aged between 7-9.
Parents will enjoy reading these paperback books together with children as they progress and transition from short stories to books. They may be familiar with Winnie The Witch picture books from a younger age, but this set is the next stage up with longer paragraphs and a slightly more complex sentence structure. This is a great way to support their reading at home, even for just 5-10 minutes a day, which will boost their confidence in tackling new books and reading out loud. Choosing books that are fun, have plenty of adventure and prompt conversations are ideal for reluctant readers. A perfect way to wind down before bed, these books can be read in stages as part of a bedtime routine. To accompany these fun-filled stories, young readers will love the illustrations that are included in these books with some fun hidden details – you can encourage children to spot the hidden frog that Winnie always keeps in her pocket in every book.
Once stuck into the first story, children will really love the entire Winnie the Witch collections which packs even more wacky adventures into one volume of sixteen titles. If you love witchy or wizardry books, laugh out loud humour or spellbinding illustrations, this series is to add to the bookshelf with stories that can be read over and over again.
Titles in Set
- Winnie the Witch
- The Big Bad Robot
- The Broomstick Ride
- The Dinosaur Day
- The Magic Wand
- In Winter
- Happy Birthday, Winnie
- In space
- The midnight Dragon
- The New Computer
- The Haunted House
- At the Seaside
- The Amazing Pumpkin
- The Pirate Adventure
- Under the sea
- The Flying Carpet
The ebullient style illustrations that are on each page brings each scene to life, children will definitely be laughing and drawn into each book as the storyline is hilarious, quirky, idiosyncratic. The author Valerie Thomas and Illustrator Korky Paul are a fantastic team which brought these wonderful humorous books to kids, the books were written in 1987 and had won the Children’s Book Award in 1988. After the big success of these picture books, a following series was added later by Laura Owen which is a series of Winnie and Wilbur adventure books. Over a period of time, a total of 7 million books has been sold around the world, and in 2016 the Winnie the Witch books were relaunched which then eventually led to a TV animated series on Channel 5. The series is packed with funny jokes and playful drawings and is especially popular among young children, the fun illustrations include a frog kept in Winnie’s pocket. Winnie the crazy witch and her friend Wilbur live in the same house, however Wilbur hates it when Winnie keeps falling, tripping and stumbling over him. Her big cat Wilbur has a spell cast on which solves Winnie’s problem of falling over him, the books continued to provide excellent story books for the libraries of schools and parents.
A little about the author Valerie Thomas, who was raised in Australia and lived there most of her life. She was actually a teacher and she enjoyed travel very much, and that includes many parts of the world and Antarctica. She also lived with her big black cat much like Winnie the main character did. Korky Paul is the Illustrator born in Zimbabwe in 1951, he loved his time spent in African Bushveldt. In his later years, Paul studied Fine Arts at Durban Art School and Film Animation at CalArts. His career began with his focus in advertising, then led to his interest in children's books illustrations. His journey led him to become an award winning illustrator and he then has sold more than 2 million books globally and in over 20 languages. His passion is in drawing, and often visits different schools to promote the passion of drawing.
Join Winnie and Wilbur on their wild and wacky adventures, from going back to the time of the dinosaurs and saving school children from slavery in ancient Egypt to organising a treasure hunt for a pirate and rustling up some batburgers in the kitchen.