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horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Winkie and Woolly Wopsie
by Willy Schermele
Age Range: 6-8
This is the first book in the ‘Winkie’ series. Winkie is a young boy who lives in Bluebell Wood in a tiny treehouse. His friends are Woolly Wopsie, a bunny, and Twinkie the squirrel. One day Fluffie, Wopsie’s twin sister, goes missing and rumour has it that Fox has something to do with her disappearance. Winkie must find a way to scare the fox and find his sister.
The Winkie series of books were written and illustrated by Dutch artist Willy Shermele (1904-1995) and were originally published in Holland in the 1950s. There are a total of 12 titles in the series.