Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Wacky World of Wendy White: A Whopper of a Tale - Barbara Ann Bonilla

Publisher:  Outskirts Press
Pages: 48
Source:  I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review
Genre: Children's early reader

From Godreads
A fun and tasty read for eaters of all ages! With over a hundred unexpected food references hidden in the rhyming prose, this FAST-paced FOOD adventure will have you coming back for seconds. When precocious Wendy turns twelve years old, she summons up the courage to venture out from her lonely clear castle, and begins an adventure that will change many lives forever. All she wanted was a little fast food, a bit of excitement and a visit with her old friend, Denny. Instead she embarks on a journey, frightening at times, with unexpected turns, new friendships and the chance for the family she always dreamed of. Things go from bad to better in this captivating trilogy that spans many exciting years, and proves patience, persistence and optimism can pay off big time. This heartwarming story will keep you laughing and second guessing your intuition from start to finish.

My Thoughts
This was a fun book to read.  I loved the food references all throughout this book. The story of a child who goes in search of a friend is the story of so many children.  As young Wendy sets out on her journey to find Denny a girl who sings so beautifully at church she experiences life outside of the castle she has never been allowed to leave.  She finds life to be full of adventure.  This is definitely an adventure you need to take your child on as you read this wonderful book.

Author Bio
Barbara Ann Bonilla is a native New Yorker and real estate agent, first-time author, who has resided in Manhattan for over 40 years. As an experienced home cook from a long line of Italian chefs, Barbara is not afraid to admit that she's also a fast-food junkie with a major sweet tooth. Her favorite meal is a Big Mac with extra special sauce. In her spare time, she watches too much reality TV and appears on game shows.

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