For young readers, this book follows the heroic adventures of a young squirrel....
|Title||:||Willie The Squowse|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Number of Pages||:||580 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Willie The Squowse Reviews
Sous couvert de petite histoire de mix entre souris et écureuil l'auteur y va de sa critique de la société et du changement que peuvent apporter des revenus réguliers. Le souricureuil n'est qu'une excuse pour brosser un portrait de différentes personnes se trouvant près de la bête. On suit le quotidien d'un couple de petits vieux anxieux qui vont être rassurés, d'une famille très pauvre et dont tous les membres sont souvent en colère, et d'un jeune artiste qui a fait passer son ambition avant son amitié. Chacun aura un coup de pouce ou une petite leçon à retenir de ce passage dans cette maison aux murs renfermant des trésors. Un joli petit livre sympathique avec les dessins toujours excellents de Quentin Blake.
I first read this book over twenty years ago, out aloud, to my grandchildren. There were times when I had to stop and compose myself because, although this is very much a book for young children, it contains moments of genuine pathos which might well bring a temble to your voice as it did mine way back then.It's also a book about money; how some people who need it don't have any, and some people who have plenty don't need it. But the financial subtext is perhaps at times quite askew with today's sensibilities; a wretched wife-beating thug, for instance, becomes a civilised, caring gent and fine father to his children once wealthy.The squowse himself, the furtive and anony-mouse(!) agent at the centre of events, is a charming little chap with a pure and unsullied worldview, whose only wish is to be reunited with his owner. The character is brought to life by Quentin Blake's superbly kinetic illustrations.The message I found in this book, one that is well worth sharing with any child, is a simple one: it's not what you have in life, but who you have in your life that really counts.A great book to share with a youngster... particularly if you're good at doing the voices!
I loved this book!! I found reading it something I have known my entire life. Money, even though a good thing to have, can't buy you the one thing everyone should have in their lives......happiness.
This wouldn't have been half as good without Quentin Blake's illustrations. A point off, too, for not really maximizing Willie's "squowseness"; honestly, he could have been any kind of critter living in a wall.
Decent fable about money and happiness -willie the squowse is ostensibly the protagonist but didn't really move things forward. It's hard not to expect a Dahl level when you see Quentin Blake's illustrations. In fact, the illustrations may be the best part!
I quite liked the book but the kids at school didn't. Perhaps it had something to do with it being their homework reader...