Book Review, Picture Books

Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home by Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul

One of the country’s favourite witches is back with a fun and reassuring take on the challenges of lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Winnie the Witch is staying at home with her wonderful cat, Wilbur. Together they listen to the news, try to wash their hands, learn about good hygiene when they sneeze, do their daily online exercise class and cook all sorts of healthy food. They even try some home learning and make lots of beautiful rainbows! Then, at the end of the day, they snuggle down with their favourite book.

Children will love spotting their own daily lockdown activities in this silly story. The magical rainbows and neighbours clapping for key workers is such a special touch and, when this is all over, something children will look back on with fondness.

This story is destined to become a classic as it records this unprecedented time in history. It helps children to realise that their experience is not unique but that all children are dealing with the same challenges. Spend some time enjoying this lovely book with the little ones in your life. The light-hearted story will lift everyone’s spirits.

Click here to read the free e-book from Oxford Owl.

Click here for even more Winnie and Wilbur activities.

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