Sunday, October 20, 2013
Review of The Wacky World of Wendy White:A Whopper of a Tale by Barbara Ann Bonilla
First time author, Barbara Bonilla, pens the very cute book of The Wacky World of Wendy White.
The book is divided into three distinct chapters and is written in prose. The book opens with Wendy just turning 12 years old.
Wendy lives in White Castle with only her father for company. She is truly bored and wishes to break out and explore the world. For her birthday she decides to venture out and find some excitement.
Using familiar social media, she looks up a friend that she met at church to see if she could find where she lives. Along the way she meets some very interesting people with very interesting and quite familiar names.
She encounters a bully who ends up shoving her in a box with the twin of her friend Eventually escaping she meets up with her friend, Denny and large family. Wendy is enticed with such a large family and especially the cook of the family. Her adventures continues with this family and their friends and ends in a heart warming wrap up.
The Wacky World of Wendy White is chock-full of food references, restaurants, treats and candy. If you are someone who loves food, or is a self proclaimed food junky, as the author suggests she is, then you will love this book.
The only real issues I have with this book is that some words are misspelled in order to keep the prose going. This could be an issue for kids, especially for those who already having spelling problems. Ms. Bonilla also did her own illustrations which were ok but really did not lend much to her completed book over all.
However, the writer's writing style is fun and when reading the book you cannot wait to see what food comes up next or how she will incorporate it into the story. Her character, Wendy is precocious and the friends she meets are just the ones a reader would want to have.
The best part of course is the ending chapter which I will of course not reveal because after all, you my readers need to read the book yourself.
I truly like this book and it gets a 4 1/2 star review from me.
Disclosure: I received this book for my open and honest review. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
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