- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 801 KB
- Print Length: 52 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: T A Belshaw (25 July 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008PHZ9LU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,277,344 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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But be careful what you wish for because things don't always turn out how you expect.
I particularly liked the Texter's wish and how that one turned out.
I bought this book to read to my son, but enjoyed reading it myself too. I devoured Enid Blyton as a child and would have loved to read The Wishnotist.
This is the first Trevor Forest book I have read, but intend to read them all. We are already halfway through Stanley Stickle hates Homework!
I've shared some of his other books with the children I teach and they've enjoyed them very much - especially 'Peggy Larkin's War' and 'Stanley Stickle Hates Homework'.So I was fairly sure this one would be a hit with them too. I wasn't disappointed and neither were they.
The Wishnotist is a wise, witty, warm, wacky, weird and wonderful story. It's an action-packed tale with the moral 'be careful what you wish for.' It's a contemporary story full of characters and references that are instantly recognisable to the target readership - i.e. children in the upper stages of primary school and early high school. The pace of the storytelling is also perfectly judged for this age group. But what makes it really stand out is that although it has elements of fantasy and magic and although it is also humorous in places, it is a story with real depth.
Jack, the main character, has to resist the pressure put on him by the mysterious Wishnotist to reveal his heart's desire and make a wish. The story addresses Jack's typically adolescent confusion and emotional turmoil as he copes with growing up, with his ambiguous feelings towards his disabled brother and his first experience of fancying a girl. And when he does eventually cave in to the Wishnotist's pressure, the ending is poignant and moving.
I recommend this book to anyone who values and enjoys children's literature.
I am a firm fan of this author and The Wishnotist is his best book yet, he gets better and better. This book is amazing in that Jack's brother is disabled, so it involves the storyline of the family coping with this news and the emotions and feelings that come with it. Jack is also busy dealing with the Wishnotist, who comes along and grants his friends wishes, but not in the way they imagined!
This book deals with the magic and reality of a child's life, and the whole story is very funny and poignant at times. I am also very glad that Trevor did not go for the obvious happy ending, the ending he weaves is much more realistic and all the happier for it. A must for any child 6 and above, although my son who is 4 read most of the story with me and laughed his socks off at the fates of the children!
Roald Dahl weaved stories like this, where not everything is sugar coated and children do suffer in wacky ways, and I really enjoyed this story. I can't find fault with it. Can't wait to see what he comes up with next....
I really loved this story. The main message was to be careful what you wish for, and I enjoyed reading about all the children's wishes and how they went wrong. I thought the story was really entertaining and I couldn't wait to keep reading on to see what happened. My favourite part was when the main character, Jack, made his wish. I think all my friends would like this book as well, and I'm going to take it into school and ask my teacher to read it to us all.
I liked the Wishnotist because it is funny and different to the books I can choose at school. My favourite parts were when Martin was changed into Captain Crunch, and when granddad got a wooden leg. I also liked it when Jacks wish came true for his brother in the end. It made me smile.
Paul - I bought this book to read with my son, but he picked it up while I was out and didn't put it down. After he'd finished I decided to see what had kept him quiet for so long. It is a really entertaining read. The language is simple and the characters and their misplaced wishes are genuinely funny. My son and I both hope for a sequel.
Well done Trevor Forest.
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