Yesterday J. C. (John & Christy) Spencer released their book Wendell the World’s Worst Wizard. I was fortunate to receive a preview copy of the book, and am loving it. I’m a little over halfway through the book and cannot wait to read what will happen next. I’m planning to read it aloud to my class after we finish the books we paused during the Global Read Aloud.
In honor of John and Christy’s accomplishment and to help spread the word about the book, I’ve decided today will be a #WendellWednesday. I’m planning to tweet and share about the book in my social media spaces throughout the day. Feel free to share about Wendell with your friends, too.
Here are my 7 Reasons You Should Read Wendell the World’s Worst Wizard by J. C. Spencer.
7. Maker culture is all the rage, and Wendell is a designer, tinkerer, and maker. But does that make him a Misfit? Read the book. Find out.
6. The story celebrates creativity and imagination both through the characters and their complications and through the authors’ use of words and humor.
5. The book is fill of fun, original illustrations that pull you deeper into the characters and story, and the authors are creating a list of fun activities that connect to the book.
4. Robots, zombies, wizards, gnomes and trolls–what kind of person doesn’t like a story with those kinds of characters? Okay, so nobody likes a troll, but brain-intolerant zombies? You know you’re curious.
3. Wendell’s big brother Greg is a real pain, but Wendell is the title character. Purchase the book and you’ll be sticking it to irritating big brothers everywhere. Yeah. Take that!
2. In The Help, Aibileen Clark said, “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” You wouldn’t want to prove her wrong, would you? Buy the book and we’ll know she was right about you.
1. The book has wonderful lessons and reminders like “magic is all around if I’m willing to see it.” Who doesn’t need that kind of occasional reminders?