The book is about a girl named Fidge and her adventure in the fictional land of "Wimbley Woos" to try and bring back her injured sister Minnie's toy rabbit "Wed Wabbit", along with her nebbish cousin Graham.
I did not like nor hate the story, all the parts of the story were relevant to the plot and it was mildly interesting, the beginning could be used as a reminder for kids to not run in the middle of the street to go after a toy and the ending where all the "Wimbleys" became of mixed colors might make the kids more tolerant and embrace others diversity.
The things I did not like about this book are, the humor and the characters. Firstly, the book relied on words that may sound funny to make the reader laugh, it may work for younger readers, at which the book is aimed at, but I do not think it would have the same effect on older readers. Examples of this are when characters cannot pronounce the letter "R" which results in words like "Wed", pwesence", and "bweak".
Thirdly the characters, for example Fidge, who is the main character of the story does not change much, in the end she just becomes more open to others, also at the beginning the book tells us about this trait about Fidge, that she likes everything to be organized, but we only see this at the beginning and when she organizes an event, the way the book described this, I expected this trait to show up more but it didn’t. Additionally, the main character is meant to be around 10 years old but as I read the book I would forget that she would be at that age and this makes it less easy to relate to her if you were a younger reader.
My favorite character in the book is Graham, because he is probably the character that has changed the most out of the others, at the beginning he was afraid to go outside and would always have a "transitional object" which in his case would be a toy carrot with wheels to comfort him and help him to deal with changes, and during the adventure we see him try out new things such as cleaning, in the end he leaves his "transitional object" behind and we can see him finally becoming more independent.
I would recommend this book to people aged 7-10, they may find the story interesting and funny, but for older audiences I would not recommend it, the book is good at being what it is meant to be: a kids book.
Posted on: 15th May 2018 at 08:05 am
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