Wimbley the Wonder Boy

2 Nov

One of the best things about having a blog is making friends and connections from around the blogsphere. One friend I have made this year is having her first book published in less than two days! She sent me an advance reader copy to preview before its release date. And, I am honored to share it with you today…

Wimbley the Wonder Boy

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written by Angela Hawkins and illustrated by Holly Blackman (2014)

Wimbley has an active imagination. He wonders about so many things. He wonders about everything from where do crayons go after you flush them down the potty to what really happens when you call 911. But his biggest wonder is how long his mother will love him. ‘Now and Forever’ she assures him!

Angela has captured the questioning mind of a child. She also set this story in one week’s time so that while children wonder about things like Wimbley does, they also follow the progression from Monday to Tuesday and so on to Sunday. She voices the same worries many children have, but through this format also leaves room for children to discuss things they wonder about as they read this story with their parents or caregivers.

Holly Blackman uses simple drawings that look like crayon drawings of a child to portray the childlike innocence of these questions. Wimbley’s world is easily identifiable to a young child, making the transition from his world to their own seamless.

 I like the connections between real-life questions young children have and the pages of this book. It is fun to read and share with a child, especially as a springboard for discussing their own worldly questions.

Wimbley the Wonder Boy will be available on Amazon starting Monday, November 3, 2014.

If you would like to follow Angela on wordpress. You can find thislittlebirdie HERE.

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4 Responses to “Wimbley the Wonder Boy”

  1. Carol November 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM #

    How lovely to have the advantage of seeing her book and reviewing it for her! Congrats to Angela!

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    • Juliana Lee November 3, 2014 at 11:03 PM #

      I do love what I do and the wonderful people I’m meeting!

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  2. jama November 2, 2014 at 7:23 AM #

    Congrats to Angela! I’ll have to look for this one.

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    • Juliana Lee November 2, 2014 at 9:04 AM #

      It’s always nice to celebrate an author’s debut picture book!

      Like

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