Thursday, October 2, 2014

Woozy the Wizard - A Spell to Get Well by Elli Woollard and Al Murphy (Faber and Faber)


Woozy the Wizard - A Spell to Get Well

Written by Elli Woollard

Illustrated by Al Murphy

Published by Faber and Faber

Hooray and hooroosh! It's happy launch time for a book that is written in wonderful rhyme.
We love Elli Woollard, she is so poetic! She makes our faux verse look rather pathetic!
She's here with a new story, magically told. Which tells tale of a wizard all creaky and old.
His name? Why it's Woozy, and with his pet pig, he can conjure a spell with a dance and a jig.
He lives in a village called Snottington Sneeze. Which may give a clue to his latest new wheeze.
The people are ill, they complain and they wail. "Call for Woozy the Wizard, make us well without fail!"
But poor Woozy's wand droops, and his pig is no help, as the villagers sneeze, grumble, snortle and yelp.
Woozy calls on his other friends, borrows some spells. But there's still no success, just some sulphuric smells.
With red spots on their bots, and snot-runners green the people are desperate, whiny and mean.
But through patience with patients, and warm woolly socks...Woozy somehow makes good, makes the news, Woozy ROCKS!

Elli's new series of rhyming stories for Faber and Faber are a delight, reminding us in turn of many brilliant children's classics like Meg and Mog and with Al Murphy's bold illustrations and Elli's pitch perfect rhyming (far better than our dreadful efforts) this is sure to tickle a few ribs.

Woozy the Wizard - A Broom to go Zoom will be arriving next March so watch out for it vrooming into a bookshop near you.

Check out Elli's brilliant poetry site "Taking Words for a Stroll" if you want to read more from this talented lady!

Charlotte's best bit: Woozy makes the news, hooray!

Daddy's Favourite bit: Phew! It's a long one this but a great little book to slot in when your own tiddlers are feeling a little under the weather and want an entertaining rhyme to cheer them up!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Faber and Faber)

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