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Wodney Wat's Wobot

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  220 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
When Wodney must face off against that big bully Camilla Capybara for a second time, a talking robot becomes his secret weapon. The meek wodent . . . er, rodent . . . hero with a speech impediment and a heart of gold is back! So is Camilla Capybara—the BIG bully who makes poor Wodney and his  classmates tremble. But this time, Wodney has a secret weapon: a robot that helps ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published October 3rd 2011)
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Nov 06, 2011 rated it liked it
When Rodney Rat receives a talking robot for his birthday, he is delighted to find that it can easily pronounce the letter r with which he struggles. The robot is a huge hit with his classmates too until Camilla Capybara returns to school from a stay out West. Not only does the "World's Meanest Rodent" (unpaginated), bully the other students and the teacher, Miss Fuzzleworth, but she picks on Rodney when his robot quits working, and his stutter becomes obvious. But the funny sounds it starts to ...more
Aug 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wodney Wat has weturned! (And pwease wecognize it is weally, wigorously hard for me to wesist the urge to wite this whole weview in Wodney's voice.)

Last time we saw Wodney Wat, he and his classmates were wejoicing--er, rejoicing, at the departure of Camilla Capybara, class bully. Now it's Wodney's birthday, and he gets a really cool gift--a robot! Not just any robot, but a talking robot that repeats whatever it hears and has no trouble at all pronouncing its Rs. This robot just might being Wodne
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
kind of disappointing!
Mary Lee
Oct 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ncbla11, picture-book
The charm of this book escapes me.
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute story and pictures as always from this pair. I liked the original story better, though.
Wodney Wat's Wobot by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn M. Munsinger tells the tale of Wodney and his robot, the return of big bully Camilla Capybara, and a solution to the bully problem.

Munsinger's detailed, colorful illustrations focus on the rodents. The facial expressions are effectively and amusingly portrayed. The idea of a rat robot is hysterical! I loved that the robot's button was at the end of its nose. My favorite images are everyone tries, lunch, Howdy!, Camilla in hat, tiger, opera
Courtney Lauren Smith
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wodney Wat's Wobot by Helen Lester is such a cute book for children. Wodney Wat, who is really named Rodney Rat, has a speech impediment, or lisp, that makes pronouncing R's very difficult for him. For his birthday Rodney receives a talking robot who copies everything he says, but pronounces the R's for him. This makes it easier for everyone around him to understand what he is saying much easier. Everything was going good until the school bully came back to his school and Rodney Robot would end ...more
Brittaney Reed
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lester, H. (2011). Wodney wat's wobot. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

"Wodney Wat's Wobot" by Helen Lester and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger is a enjoyable story of Rodney Rat. When he gets a talking robot for his birthday Rodney is elated because he can have the robot pronounce the letter R when Rodney struggles. Rodney brings his robot everywhere and all his classmates love it. That is until the class bully Camilla Capybara returns to school. Camilla Capybara is mean to
Oct 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Summary: When Wodney must face off against that big bully Camilla Capybara for a second time, a talking robot becomes his secret weapon. The meek wodent . . . er, rodent . . . hero with a speech impediment and a heart of gold is back! So is Camilla Capybara—the BIG bully who makes poor Wodney and his classmates tremble. But this time, Wodney has a secret weapon: a robot that helps him pronounce his r’s and seems to be just the thing to scare Camilla away for good.

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Julia Jasztal
Jan 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Mommy's review from 12/7/11 -

I didn't think I'd like this very much, what with the 'w' instead of the 'r' thing and all but it's really not bad. Julia had a grand time listening to me substitute a 'w' sound for the 'r' sound each time and was laughing so hard she was holding her stomach. I kind of exaggerated but hey, how could I not?
I didn't read the reviews but I can bet there are - or will be in the near future - some from parents mad that the kid uses a robot to help him speak, doesn't fix
Dec 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
We recently read Hooway for Wodney Wat, also by Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger and thought is was an entertaining story. We saw that there was a sequel and just had to check it out. Unfortunately we weren't able to get an audio version as well, so I had to do my best with the voices. The narrative was humorous and the illustrations are just as charming as in the first story. I think we enjoyed the first story more, but that's not unusual with sequels. Overall, it was an entertaining tale and we ...more
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The Brothers
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wodney Wat receives a recording/play back robot for his birthday that helps him pronounce his Rs. Everything seems great until Camilla Capabara turns up and starts wreaking havoc at his school. She is deathly afraid of growling noises and (after kindly replacing a battery in the robot) is scared away by the robot's growling at Wodney's behest. Yeah, it's kind of a weird story.

Illustrations are cute.
Feb 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-lit
I didn't expect this book to deliver because of how cute the illustrations first appeared - I set it aside without starting because of this. Turned out to be fun reading. The depiction of the main rodent-character's struggle with his Rs, the entrance of a speech-correcting robot for his birthday, and a bully of a capybara together create enough tension, conflict and verbal gags to make this story work.
Another fun Wodney Wat adventure. I enjoy these stories, but know I can never read them aloud in a storytime as I would trip up terribly! (Rodney and I share the same speech impediment, and I still slip up every now and then.) I like the Camilla was helpful at one point, even if she was still a bit of a bully.
Dec 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s, storybook
I love Lester's work, but the bully is just so mean in this book. Perhaps my four-yr-old is too young for this still, or perhaps I'm trying to shield her from the reality of the world, I don't know. But I think she just plows over the teacher and she's so one-sidedly mean... That's not realistic to me.
Feb 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Rodney is hindered by a speech impediment in which all of his "R's" come out sounding like "W's." His friends buy him a talking robot which corrects his speech impediment. Little does he know that the robot will help him and his friends defeat a bully that returns to the school. A good book that kids can relate to. The emotions on the rodents are perfect.
Oct 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Wodney returns (or should I say wetuwns!) and receives a robot as a gift from his classmates. The robot will repeat everything Wodney says except he can pronouce his R's! Everything is working out great until Camille Capybara returns from out west to continue her role as class bully! Once again Wodney saves the day and the classroom!
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: teachers, parents, kids
Recommended to Relyn by: spotted at my library
Shelves: lawsonland
One of my favorite teaching books ever is Hooway for Wodney Wat so I wasn't sure if a sequel could live up to the original. I enjoyed it when I read it, but didn't love it. My students, on the other hand, adored it. Most voted this one better than the first. Of course, you can't really have this one with out the first...
Megan Marvel
Again, what's with this series? Everyone (kids and teacher included) is either bullied or a bully (really, everyone is bullied and then BECOMES a bully or vice versa). This isn't what I would give to kids as an example of how to overcome bullies.
May 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture_book
Very cute. Rodney "aka Wodney" has trouble saying his R's, so he always puts W's in their place. Then he gets a robot for his birthday, and the robot is able to help him by translating his speech appropriately for others...
Dec 29, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: picture-books
I usually enjoy books by Lester but this one just disappointed me. The robot helping Wodney with his r's really went no where and the school bully was written oddly. Just seemed like this book had no real plot. I'll need to go read a Tacky book to help me remember my love for Lester.
Wodney is one of my favorites (favowites?), so this book had an extremely high bar. Though it was good, it wasn't wemarkable, so three stars it is. If it were any other sequel, it pwobabwy would have scored higher.
Heather Gunnell
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I had no idea that there was a sequel to Howay for Wodney Wat until I spotted it on accident at work tonight. Wodney is absolutely adorable, and I'm definitely buying this one for my personal collection.
Sep 01, 2014 rated it liked it
it was a nice book it introduced bullying and exposed speech impediments the robot helped the rodent pronounce his 'r' I would read this book to children for the sake of bullying.
Whitney Watercutter
One can only hope for more Wodney in the future!
Feb 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Nice return of Wodney and his friends, but nothing spectacular.
Nov 18, 2011 rated it liked it
I read this book to my 4-year-old but he didn't seem to like it and neither did I. I didn't like the way the bully spoke to the class or the way the class got rid of her.

Wodney's wobot helps him fight a bully!
Feb 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: pb, silly
not as cute as hooway for wodney wat. but still cute.
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