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Wed WabbitWed Wabbit

by Lissa Evans

Funny and sinister by turns, this unusual novel deals with serious issues like bereavement and loneliness in an unobtrusive, nuanced way. The main plot involves a little girl’s pop-up picture book coming alive, and peopled unexpectedly by some of her other favourite toys, plus her sister and cousin. The picture book characters continue to speak in the banal rhyming verse of the book, while the toys are also strong distinctive characters – think Toy Story set in the imagined world of the Wimbley Woos. A strong plot and urgent quest drive the story along, and all in all it’s a ‘weally, weally vewy good wead!’

Submitted by Janet Holden, Head of Libraries and Information, Norfolk County Council

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