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A Weekend with Wendell

by Kevin Henkes

One Potato Review

Tearing it up on an overnight. Wendell shares some DNA with Henkes’s irrepressible (and more widely known) Lilly – playing house, he is more than happy to fill the roles of father, mother and five children – although narcissism is only part of the problem, and for the rest he just needs a good hosing down. This book is straightforward that way, but not without anarchic little touches like Wendell attempting a long distance call to the North Pole; Sophie, his nominal victim in most of these high jinks, may learn to enjoy him, though Sophie’s parents, to their credit, remain unconvinced.

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