This is a wonderful story about imagination and friendship. Three children use their imaginations to enter a wonderful land full of amazing things -- one of my favorites was the Wangdoodle's Soda Fountain on the Jolly Boat. The best part is that the children have to work together as a team and they have to LISTEN to each other and their helpers. A fun book for anyone, young or old. The author is Julie Andrews who was known for her roles in the Sound of Music and other movies. She writes as well as she acts . . .
This was one of my favorite kids books when I was in 4th grade. My teacher read it out loud. I highly recomend it for this purpose. Upon rereading it I still love it, but the story is not as amazing as I remembered it. I think that my imagination couldn't keep up with this one like it used to.
Wonderful children's book! My daughter's favorite. She read most of it aloud to two of her young cousins while camping one weekend. We got rained out and had to pack up early. The cousins loved the story so much, they made their parents immediately go to the library to check the book out, so they could hear the end of the story!
Julie Andrews Edwards is a favorite author of ours. Our family believes The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles to be her best book--a book to be devoured in one sitting! Once you've read that, check out her Little Bo series!
If you're looking for something really unusual, have you ever considered a Whangdoodle? Ben, Tom and Lindy Potter have never even heard of a Whangdoodle--until they m3eet the brillant Professor Savant at the Zoo. He tells them all about the wise and magical creatures who disappearded to another land because people stopped believing in them. and the professor invites them on a quest to ind the latest Whangdoodle.....
Kimberly C. (mik88) reviewed The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles (Julie Andrews Collection) on
This is such a great book. I first read it when I was in elementary school--such a while ago!--and I absolutely fell in love with the plot, the characters and everything about it. Julie Andrews is not only a great actress and singer, but an excellent author with a fun imagination. Double thumbs up for this book.
The Whangdoodle was once the wisest, the kindest, and the most extraordinary creature in the world. Then he disappeared and created a wonderful land for himself and all the other remarkable animals -- the ten-legged Sidewinders, the little furry Flukes, the friendly Whiffle Bird, and the treacherous, "oily" Prock. It was an almost perfect place where the last of the really great Whangdoodles could rule his kingdom with "peace, love and a sense of fun"-- apart from and forgotten by people.
But not completely forgotten. Professor Savant believed in the Whangdoodle. And when he told the three Potter children of his search for the spectacular creature, Lindy, Tom, and Ben were eager to reach Whangdoodleland.
With the Professor's help, they discovered the secret way. But waiting for them was the scheming Prock, who would use almost any means to keep them away from his beloved king. Only by skill and determination were the four travelers able to discover the last of the really great Whangdoodles and grant him his heart's desire.