What to Read After... Mr Gum 19/08/19
Wendy Quill is a Crocodile's Bottom
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Wendy Quill is a little bit desperate to be a little bit famous. Here are three ‘acts’ (short stories) detailing some of her attempts, accidental and otherwise. A new voice in sassy narrators, Wendy Quill’s first book is a little bundle of laughs as she misses out on her rightful part in the school production of Peter Pan (Wendy – it’s her name too!) and gets cast as one half of a crocodile, accidentally appears as a blue munchkin in a tap-dancing version of The Wizard of Oz and hits the headlines when school is struck by the plague.
With illustrations by the author's 11-year-old daughter Mina May this neat little book will charm newly-confident readers who are looking to bridge the gap between first chapter books and novels - and is particularly perfect for any aspiring actors or stars-in-the-making.