Mini Whinny: Bad Day at the O.K. Corral
Overcoming the bully, even when you are a bit high-spirited yourself and are often to blame, is a goal for young Mini Whinny. Thinking her day is going to be boring and no fun at all, she is surrounded by friends and defeats the Bandit Bully to become the hero of the day.
Starting with a ‘whine’ creates an opportunity for a light-hearted discussion to begin a shared reading session. Children can make their own connections with this. Writing that exemplifies an underlying value is always a good thing for young readers.
The story demonstrates that good intentions win over bad. You think things are not going to be any fun, but then they turn out great – what a positive message for children!
Opportunities to discuss the understanding of others’ feelings are portrayed frequently throughout the book.
The illustrations are playful and realistic and can be interpreted easily. Any horse-loving child will enjoy the story and illustrations. Sheriff Mini Whinny wins the day and children will love this. (Ed: plenty of adults will too)
Title: Mini Whinny: Bad Day at the O.K. Corral
Format: Paperback/ Picture book
Date of Publication: 2020
Ages: 5-7 year olds
Do you have any advisory warnings for this book? No
Reviewer: Karen Davies, Head of Primary and Class Teacher Y3-4, Rai Valley Area School, Marlborough
How are you recommending this book? Highly Recommend
What’s the book’s opening sentence? “Why do I have to go?” Mini Whinny grumbled.
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