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Whittington by Alan Armstrong
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Apr 11, 2008

liked it
bookshelves: newbery-honor, juvenile, read-2009, review-on-blog

I can maybe see a youngish child liking this book, especially if they are fond of animals that talk and that sort of thing. But as for me, I found it a little dumbed-down and slightly repetitive. Even though it was set in modern times, I couldn't help but feel that parts of this book were complete fantasy. (Animals talking and the children understanding? Yeah...) But there were parts in this story where I just thought it was entirely too easy for them to overcome their predicament. I also found it a little annoying how they had to tell the story of Wittington inside the story you are reading, as well as another story that was happening outside the barn, at times I just wanted to hear the rest of Wittington's story. Still, this book kept me fairly entertained, if not having a couple spots where I rolled my eyes. I might recommend it.

*Taken from my book reviews blog:

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message 2: by Meredith (new)

Meredith I started this on audiobook, and it was a snoozefest!

Laura hahah! hm...well, if it gets too boring I will definitely terminate my reading...but I've made it my goal to try and read every newbery medal/honor...thanks for the heads up though...

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