Hooway for Wodney Wat

Written by Helen Lester • Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Reviewed by Melissa M. (age 6)

Hooway for Wodney Wat is about a poor rodent who who couldn't make his "r" sounds right. I felt sorry for Wodney Wat because the other kids would always laugh at him. When a mean girl named Camila Capybara came to Wodney's class, Wodney was vey scared of her. She was the meanest girl in the whole school. One day, the kids were playing Simon Says at recess, and Wodney was picked to be the leader of the game. When they played Simon Says, all of the kids could understand Wodney, but Camilla couldn't. Camilla did everything wrong! My favorite part was when Wodney Wat said "Let's play ring around the rosie" and Camilla was acting like an airplane!

I liked this book because it made me laugh, and I learned that you should be nice to everybody. Because it is not nice to make fun of other people because you might hurt their feelings!

I would read this book to friend because it made me laugh, and I think it will make my friends laugh too! Everyone should read this book because it is funny!

Melissa M. is a student in Mrs. Rittikaidachar's 1st Grade Class
2002-2003