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You're called Fidge and you're nearly eleven. You've been hurled into a strange world. You have three companions: two are unbelievably weird and the third is your awful cousin Graham.You have to solve a series of nearly impossible clues.You need to deal with a cruel dictator and three thousand Wimbley Woos (yes, you read that sentence correctly). And the whole situation -You're called Fidge and you're nearly eleven. You've been hurled into a strange world. You have three companions: two are unbelievably weird and the third is your awful cousin Graham.You have to solve a series of nearly impossible clues.You need to deal with a cruel dictator and three thousand Wimbley Woos (yes, you read that sentence correctly). And the whole situation - the whole, entire thing - is your fault.Wed Wabbit is an adventure story about friendship, danger and the terror of never being able to get back home again....

Title : Wed Wabbit
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ISBN : 9781910989432
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 409 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Wed Wabbit Reviews

  • Karina
    2019-02-09 12:21

    Joyously anarchic, wildly inventive and will make you laugh like a demented loon, forget that this is a children's book and just dive in and read it. Imagine if Alice had met the Teletubbies, in a Monty Python show reimagining Chitty Chitty Bang that? This is a bit like that, but weirder, funnier and with more heart.I love, love, love this.

  • Ruth
    2019-01-22 15:14

    Perfect!Wed Wabbit is perfect in so many ways. It is about a young girl Fidge (short for Iphigenia) whose sister Minnie (short for Minerva) is injured in an accident. Her mum needs to be with Minnie in the hospital, so Fidge has to stay at her aunt and uncle’s house. The problem is that she can’t stand her ‘difficult’ younger cousin, Graham.Minnie, although not physically present for the majority of the time, dominates the story. She insists that Fidge repeatedly must read to her from her favourite book The Land of Wimbley Woos. The Wimbley Woos are all a different colour (signifying their traits) and they speak in rhyme (all the time). Fidge hates the book (obviously!) Minnie also has a favourite toy, a rabbit, which she must have with her constantly.Fidge’s troubles begin during a thunder storm when she falls into the land of the Wimbley Woos. All seems perfect at first, until Graham also arrives (along with his transitional object – Dr Carrot). It appears that a cruel dictator has overthrown Wimbley Land. Fidge and Graham need to join forces to help save the Wimbley Woos from an uncertain fate…I particularly loved the way the book actually reads – it is perfect for reading out loud. The toy characters are vividly real and help the action along. Dr Carrot and Ella the Elephant almost act as parents to Fidge and Graham, providing calm and thoughtful advice. My favourite (of course) is Wed Wabbit, who shouts and cannot pronounce his r’s, which makes for many moments of hilarity:WESTLE THEM TO THE DUNGEONS AND TOMOWWOW THEY WILL FACE THE TEWWIBLE WEALITY OF THE PUNISHMENTS WOOM!!!This book is a must for adults and children, and whilst incredibly funny, also carries a deep message about how differences must be embraced and celebrated. In places, it did move me to tears. I highly recommend that you read this book, I am certain it will be a modern classic.5 stars

  • Alison
    2019-02-17 15:13

    I have noticed a number of excellent reviews of this book and it was shortlisted for the Costa Children's book award 2017. However the pupils in my school library (aged 11-12) often returned it unfinished and struggled to understand what was going on. I think it is a great book but the humour is aimed at adults and is not on a child's level. I sometimes think that reviewers, publishers etc. often forget that the success of a book particularly if it is aimed at children should not be based on our enjoyment but theirs. Am I the only one that thinks this or has had this feedback from students?

  • Monica Edinger
    2019-01-19 11:24

    This is MY kind of whimsy. That is, this is a story pushing back on traditional whimsy in a witty and wry way that is still ultimately a journey story for a couple of kids. (The sort of whimsy that made Dorothy Parker " fwowed up" in her famous review of Pooh.) I'm eager to read it aloud as I sense it would go really well. Will update this review once I do.

  • Graine Milner
    2019-02-13 10:57

    I'd give this book ten stars if I could - I've read so many great books this year, but I think this has got to be my favourite. Slightly surreal, extremely funny, but also has poignancy and heart. Lissa Evans is a very clever writer - there are so many little details that delight. I love the king who can't be bothered to speak in rhyme, Eleanor Elephant's business cards, the daring (but loud) Greens, the ever-hopeful Pinks... just wonderful!

  • Sally
    2019-01-27 12:23

    A brilliant and entertaining fantasy! Elements of Alice, Phantom Tollbooth, Wizard of Oz and The Secret Garden but totally original. Had been anxiously awaiting a new Stuart book but this will do nicely. Enough humour to soften the messages, which include finding the courage to face your fears, thinking about the worth in many different types of people, and working together for a better world. I found the dulling effects of the creeping whiteness especially funny (a desire to check your insurance or get a new lawnmower), and the fact that the punishments of the blue Wimbleys were basically everything that a five-year-old would hate. Well done for writing all those rhyming speeches, Lissa, and coming up with a classic children's story. I can still hear that toy phone ringing, Ning NANG, Ningety NANG... Oh, yes, I'm a mother, too!

  • Jim From YAYeahYeah
    2019-01-25 15:07

    Definitely the strangest, absolutely the most imaginative, and almost certainly one of the very best children's books of recent years. The story of Fidge and Graham's desperate attempt to escape the tywanny of Wed Wabbit is simultaneously hilarious and moving, with great character arcs for both of them. An amazing set of supporting characters adds to the fun, while Lissa Evans's world-building is A+. Utterly spectacular, an absolute must-read.

  • Alicja Górska
    2019-02-02 15:24"Książka Lissy Evans dotyka pewnych trudnych tematów, jak radzenie sobie ze śmiercią i strachem, lecz robi to bardzo subtelnie. Pisarka prezentuje różne oblicza obaw oraz poprzez działania fantastycznych, lecz wyraźnie bardziej dojrzałych niż protagoniści, postaci podsuwa sposoby radzenia sobie z nimi. „Dorośli” bohaterowie Evans, jak Doktor Marchewka albo personalna trenerka Słonica Sonia, nie zmuszają Funi czy jej kuzyna Grahama (zmagającego się z licznymi fobiami) do natychmiastowego pokonywania swoich granic, lecz najpierw racjonalizują ich obawy, zachęcając bohaterów do samodzielnego podjęcia decyzji o zrobieniu pierwszego, odważnego kroku w walce ze strachem. Zresztą już sam pomysł, by wcielić „dorosłych” przewodników w zabawki wydaje się świetny – skraca bowiem dystans nie tylko między młodymi bohaterami i ich opiekunami na czas przygód, ale również między czytelnikami i tymiż opiekunami. Odbiorcy tekstu w Doktor Marchewce czy Słonicy Sonii nie widzą zdystansowanych wiekiem dorosłych, lecz mądrych (niemal) rówieśników. Ta bliskość doświadczeń pozwala na gładsze przyjmowanie dojrzałych osądów i wskazówek".

  • KWinks
    2019-02-16 11:04

    I cannot believe how great this book was. I was expecting...I don't know, a humorous missing toy story and I'm still kind of in awe over where this book went, how it handled it, and how much I had no idea of what was coming next. It's so freaking cool. It's like Judy Blume (of Superfudge days) wrote a version of Wizard of Oz, as seen through the eyes of a 4 year old. I found myself actually snort laughing aloud while I read this. It has a quest, insane characters, a sense of urgency....and can I just mention that the characters did my favorite thing in a story while facing a series of challenges with only a cryptic prophesy to guide them- they WENT TO THE LIBRARY! Yassssssss!Yay to Fidge and poor, neurotic Graham! I am going to try to sell this book to every kid who walks in the library. Wed Wabbit foweva!

  • Katy Noyes
    2019-02-11 09:25

    Refreshingly different, lovely melding of a child's imagination and a storybook adventureFidge is sick of her sister's favourite toy, Wed Wabbit, her sister's obsessions with her favourite characters. Her guilt is extreme, however, when Minnie ends up in hospital after an accident that she feels is her fault. Sent to her cousin's house, Fidge finds Graham there, hypochondriac, indulged, paranoid, helpless, and somehow they end up tumbling into a magical world of Minnie's imagination, after taking out her anger on Wed Wabbit.Can they get out of this world? What is going on? And why do all the people there look so familiar?Reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, this is full of riddles, strange and batty characters and an adventure requiring both Fidge and Graham to examine themselves and be honest about their failings. Graham reminded me a little of Eustace Stubbs from the Narnia books, he's pretty vile. You want to see him change.It wasn't hard to picture the Teletubby-like world, the colourful cast, and I thoroughly enjoyed the tumble down the rabbit hole with Fidge.I loved the toys 'coming to life', seeing their personalities and how their world is created from that of a small child's and her understanding, it was well done.This could make a lovely series on CBBC, good character growth, some great scenes and visual effects, a good moral or two. For an audience in primary or lower secondary, ages 9-13.

  • Stephen Connor
    2019-02-01 12:10

    When Fidge’s younger sister, Minnie, is hospitalised after an accident, she is packed off to her cousin’s house with little more than a bag of Minnie’s belongings. After a storm hits, Fidge and Graham wake to find themselves inside the world of the Wimbley Woos, characters from one of Minnie’s favourite books. Wimbley Land is ruled by Minnie’s favourite toy, Red Rabbit - pronounced Wed Wabbit due to Minnie’s inability to pronounce her R’s. What follows is an adventure of silliness, daring and confronting fears as Fidge and Graham have to plot Wed Wabbit’s downfall. Lots of silly jokes, some fairly annoying rhymes and an adventurous land of make-believe.

  • Amy Jane Alice
    2019-02-03 13:12

    “It was such an ordinary evening, but every detail of it would matter; every detail would become vital.” Ok so I was hooked from the first sentence. This might technically be a Children’s book, but that was soon forgotten as I became immersed in the story…Not only is this book covered by a lovely illustrated dust jacket, the hardcover itself is a beautiful purple and looks amazing with or without a cover! The book opens with a beautifully illustrated map which was interesting to pore over and refer back to throughout the story to see where the action was actually taking place.Written in third person, we gained an insight into our main character’s mind and my immediate thoughts were that wow, Fidge is seriously grown up for a 10 year old. As we discover that Fidge’s father died years earlier, it became apparently that she had to grow up quickly and is almost the caring figure in the family, through creating shopping lists and reminding her mother of tasks that needed completing for example.The “toy” characters in Wed Wabbit are what made it so enjoyable for me. They were funny, interesting, totally unique and came across as almost fable like to me, helping our human characters to develop and grow which I thought was lovely to see. Most of the speech in Wimbley Land is spoken in rhyme, which is welcomed and definitely appreciated throughout; I loved seeing what the Wimbley Woos would say next. Parts of the story are presented in different fonts too which broke up the story and was a nice addition.Despite the lighthearted, giggle inducing plot points, Evans delivered something much more profound alongside. The story touched on deeper and more meaningful subjects throughout, such as grief and loss, and overcoming forms of anxiety and compulsions. I think that this is handled very sensitively and with compassion, and that it will mean a lot to the younger readers that may be facing these situations too – I know it would have helped me with my worries as a child!I found myself pleasantly surprised at the style in which Wed Wabbit was written; I was definitely wrong in anticipating an “easy” read. In fact, this didn’t feel like a Children’s book at all and has definitely whet my appetite for more and I’m looking forward to expanding my reading horizons.Wed Wabbit was an undeniably funny and compelling read and with a shocking twist in only the first three chapters, I knew that it was going to be a fast paced and intriguing tale. Would they solve the riddle? Would they escape Wimbley Land? Would they defeat Wed Wabbit? However, I didn’t anticipate constantly wanting to know what would happen next – I was even reading during my dinner break at work! Don’t cast this book aside because it’s not your usual kind of read, you might just surprise yourself.

  • Dantanian
    2019-01-23 13:09

    A page turner...I kept turning em so could finish the darn thing. Nowhere near as good as it sounds. It has some ok ideas which mostly seem pinched from a host of things, and comes across as a sort of self help book for kids. Funny in places but only where it channels Monty python. Claimed as anarchic and surreal but doesn't really touch the sides. Many children I'm sure will love it, and that's the point, but there are so many more imaginative and fun books out there. This is overlong and ultimately pat and tiresome.

  • Michelle
    2019-02-02 14:00

    I really enjoyed this humorous book about a girl, Fidge, who ends up in a world occupied by Wimbley Woos, characters from her four-year-old sister's favourite book. Along with her obnoxious cousin Graham, a plastic carrot on wheels, and a purple cloth elephant, Fidge must solve a series of cryptic clues in order to get back home again. If it sounds a bit crazy that's because it is...but it's also very funny.

  • Evelyn Romp
    2019-01-28 08:22

    ik snap niet waarom hier raving reviews over geschreven worden. Dit is één van de weinige keren dat ik het hele boek door dacht: wat een raar verhaal. Makkelijk bedacht, de vaart klopt voor geen meter, de humor is het voor mij net niet. Om te verkopen is dit boek al helemaal onmogelijk, want het is een boek over een prentenboek bedoeld voor elfjarigen. De olifant Olla zorgde ervoor dat het niet 1* werd, want die vond ik erg leuk verzonnen, inclusief haar talent voor omdenken.

  • Alex English
    2019-01-30 12:17

    Astonishingly good. It's a kind of Alice in Wonderland meets the Teletubbies. Heartwarming and funny; brilliantly written middle-grade perfection.

  • Amelia Rockliff
    2019-02-12 15:16

    Bolinda audiobook.

  • Weasel
    2019-01-18 10:24

    It's a good read, weird, and rather surreal. The characters are interesting (all of them). I didn't find it as funny as the reviewers on the cover.

  • Lisa
    2019-02-05 09:03

    Very daft, but hugely enjoyable!

  • Kate
    2019-01-26 13:24

    I loved this - so much fun.Great imagination, a good adventure and loads of heart.

  • Kim
    2019-01-27 07:56

    Loved this. What a wild ride of a story. Gave me weird dreams!

  • Lindsay
    2019-02-12 12:19

    Lots of fun, really enjoyed it, very nicely done.

  • Squeakerkelly
    2019-02-17 13:02

    Mad, crazy, funny read.

  • Abby
    2019-02-17 12:18


  • skippity_doo
    2019-02-17 10:24

    Hugely entertaining, largely tongue-in-cheek adventure with a surprising amount of heart.

  • Meggie
    2019-02-15 14:23

    Funny book, imaginative plot. It's not YOU, Lisa. It's ME.

  • Tracey
    2019-02-09 15:00

    A fun and charming books that tells a sweet, gentle lesson.

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    2019-01-24 12:00


  • Rakie Keig
    2019-02-07 14:14

    a whole bunch of chaotic fun

  • BiblioPhil
    2019-02-12 15:14

    Delightful alternative world-come-psychodrama in the spirit of Alice and Oz. More wit and invention per page than most books for adults. I only hope it finds a child readership as well as that of admiring grown-ups.