Winnie the Witch: Big Book Ed.
by Valerie Thomas (9780192728760)

Winnie the Witch: Big Book Ed.
Valerie Thomas
Release Date: 02 Jul 2009
Format: Big book
Pages: 32
Category: Character Books
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192728760
ISBN-10: 0192728768

Winnie the Witch lives in a black house. She has black chairs and black stairs, black floors and black doors. The trouble is that Winnie's cat, Wilbur, is also black. After sitting on him and tripping over him, Winnie decides to turn Wilbur into a green cat. But then he goes out into the long grass! Winnie is going to need a little magic to make sure she can always see Wilbur...

A beautifully crafted story with a colourful final twist, this big book is ideal for sharing with a group.

'Both illustrations and story are truly memorable' Books for Keeps
A picture-book favourite, Winnie has been charming readers since 1987.

The 'Winnie the Witch' titles have sold over two million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than 20 languages.

Re-issue of a big book that has sold more than 20,000 copies-this is a must have for classrooms and libraries.

Each page is chock full of funny detail and crazy goings-on.

Width: 321 mm Height: 420 mm Thickness: 3 mm

Winner of the Children's Book Award 1987 for 'Winnie the Witch'.

About the Author & Artist
Biographical information: Korky Paul was born in Zimbabwe. He began his illustration career in Greece, working on a series of educational books. Prior to being published in the UK by Oxford University Press, he worked in advertising and studied film animation in California. His illustrated books have won numerous awards, including the Children's Book Award on three occasions, and have been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award, also on three occasions. He now lives in Oxford with his wife and two children.

Valerie Thomas was born in Australia and has lived there for most of her life. She has worked in education for many years, teaching in schools in Australia and the UK. She also enjoys travelling and has visited most parts of the world. She used to share her house with a big black cat just like Wilbur from her 'Winnie the Witch' stories.

Picture books: 'Winnie the Witch' 'Winnie's Magic Wand' 'Winnie in Winter' 'Winnie Flies Again' 'Winnie's New Computer' 'Winnie's Midnight Dragon' 'Winnie at the Seaside' 'Winnie's Flying Carpet' 'Happy Birthday, Winnie!' Fiction (written by Laura Owen): 'Winnie Says Cheese' 'Mini Winnie' 'Winnie the Twit' 'Whizz-bang Winnie'

AUD $37.95

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Reviews of Winnie the Witch: Big Book Ed.:

`An amusing story for sharing but one which could also be read by individuals who, no doubt, will pore over the many delicious details and visual jokes in the pictures' British Book News

`This amusing, easy-to-read story is lifted above the ordinary by Korky Paul's spirited and detailed, slightly Searle-like, illustrations which will make it appeal to a fairly wide age range' School Librarian

`The story is told neatly, and Korky Paul's illustrations are crammed with amusing detail' Junior Bookshelf

`Brilliantly wacky illustrations and a very funny storyline make this award-winning book a real pleasure to read aloud' Practical Parenting

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