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Wed Wabbit

Lisa Evan's Wed Wabbit shows a comedic adventure of two people who are both emotionally unwell: Fidge and Graham. Fidge is still struggling to get over her father's death (which happened years ago), and the quite recent guilt of an accident that happened with her little sister; Graham is a victim of anxiety. They are magically transported to a fictitious world called Wimbley Land, where the occupants are Wimbley Woos (dustbin-like beings). Together, they have to work together alongside the Wimbley Woos (except for the blues), a Hippo and a Transitional Carrot to defeat Wed Wabbit.

Throughout their journey, Fidge and Graham both develop, which we can see, when in the beginning, Fidge was "emotionally stunted" by the accident, blaming herself for it, when in the end, she has gotten past all the guilt, and is now better, which is seen when she hugs Wed Wabbit. This is important to her, as she hasn't hugged anyone since "two and a half years" ago, when her father died. Graham develops as a character, because in the beginning, he struggles to go up and down the stairs, and in the end, he manages to "go into the back garden". His mother describes this as "marvellous", which is nice because although she still fusses with Graham when she asks if he has his hat, scarf and gloves on, she is happy that he's getting better.

Wed Wabbit is similar to many books, but one of them is After The Fire, because in both of the books, both of the main protagonists are going through things in the beginning. Fidge is going through the accident with her sister in the beginning and the rest of the book is showing what happens after the accident; The main character in After the Fire is going through the what happened in the fire in the beginning of the book, and the rest of the book shows what happens After the Fire. Although, in After the Fire, there are flashbacks which show what happens before the fire throughout the book, it is the same kind of idea that both of the main protagonists have gone through something in the beginning of the book.

I think Lisa Evans is trying to say that there are a lot of people who are troubled emotionally in the world, and most people don’t realise or they don't care. So, we must try to understand people and help them get better, instead of being rude to them, like Fidge was rude to Graham at the start of the book, because that helps no one. Helping people is better than being rude to them, because no one gets hurt and you get more things done.

Posted on: 4th May 2018 at 04:31 pm

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