Katherine, Loreto College
Wed Wabbit is the first book I've read as part of the Carnegie Challenge. the book is about an 11-year-old girl called Fidge, who is trapped in the strange world of the 'Wimbley Woos'.
After her sister Minnie is run over by a car, with her cousin Graham, who has a vivid imagination and is mentally challenged, Graham's toy, Dr Carrot and one of Minnie's toys, Eleanor Elephant ( Ella). The four need to save the world from a dictator who can't pronounce the letter 'r' correctly, by solving several near- impossible clues to save Minnie's life. However, the whole situation is all her fault.
Fidge is a very realistic character, being a strong female protagonist. Graham and his relationship with Dr Carrot is very interesting, and Graham presents a point of view from someone who is mentally challenged as he has a ' vivid imagination'. When something bad happens to him, he has an intense phobia of it happening again. Dr Carrot represents the role of a physicist/doctor in the world,and he helps shift Graham's perspectives as the book progresses. Ella also helps solve the clues and serves as almost the 'brains' of the team. The Woos themselves are also incredibly funny as they only speak in rhyme, creating some slightly awkward moment for them when they can't say something they need to as it doesn't rhyme.
To conclude, I would rate Wed Wabbit 8/10 or 4 **** for its use of humour, character development and the writing style of Evans. Thanks !
Posted on: 25th April 2018 at 02:33 pm
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