Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Our Fantastic Favorites: The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

Julie Andrews Edwards' iconic children's book, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, transports the reader into an entirely different dimension, complete with new species, impressive landscapes, and, indeed, the last of the strange creatures called Whangdoodles. As the three children enter this magical world, with the help of an eccentric and adventurous professor, readers of all ages will be entertained. However this novel does not focus only on a different realm, but also chooses to acknowledge the complexities of human nature and what a little imagination can truly bring us. The different species are enthralling and fascinating, while the richly colorful world that the children encounter makes the readers long to experience it for themselves.