Tayyaba, Christ's Shadowers
When I first picked up Wed Wabbit, I knew it was going to be a sort of "babyish" book because of the title, and it was. This Fiction book has a mixture of hilariousness and the terror of never being able to get home again. The map in the first few pages of the book is a very easy way to help imagine Wimbley Land.
What made me want to read this is the sentence , ‘it was such an ordinary evening, but every detail of it would matter; every detail would become vital.’ This was the grip that would make any reader want to read on.
Fidge is ten and a half and she lives with her mum and her four year old sister Minnie . Her dad, a fireman, died two years ago and her sister came into possession of a maroon velvet stuffed toy, Wed Wabbit, just a week after his death. To Fidge, Wed Wabbit had a horribly smug expression, like a clever child who knows he’s the teacher’s favourite and never, ever gets told off.’
Minnie’s favourite book is The Land of Wimbley Woos and she demands it to be read to her over and over again. Much to the annoyance of Fidge who finds them ‘deeply soppy.’
Graham, her annoying and irritating cousin, exclaims, ‘My mother says that your mother says that since your father died you won’t give anyone a hug, not even her, and she thinks you’ve become emotionally stunted.’
Fidge is mean to Wed Wabbit, using him to soak up an orange juice spill and more seriously kicking him in the street and so causing Minnie to run into the road with disastrous consequences.
Minnie heads off to hospital and Fidge is packed off to stay with her Aunt and Uncle and Graham. In a fit of rage Fidge hurls her sister’s toys including Wed Wabbit, The Wimbley story book and Eleanor Elephant down some cellar steps adding for good measure Graham’s ‘transitional object’, a plastic carrot on wheels. Soon, a power cut takes place and an electrical storm sends Fidge and Graham of to Wimbley Land....
Posted on: 31st March 2018 at 10:22 pm
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