Anthony Ridgway’s latest story
and the Seaside Adventure
– pure adventure, Enid Blyton-style
– children on their own quest
– Wizzy, the talking wheelchair with attitude
– animal magic with Honey, the dog
– watercolour illustrations by Suzan Houching
What young readers from a Worcestershire school think …
I love the idea of Wizzy and the Seaside Adventure. It’s very creative. My favourite part was where the policemen were puffed out from climbing the cliff.
Other children will love this book and the adventures they have together. All of the characters have great personalities.
The cover is very clever and it shows you the setting of the story. Wizzy is a funny wheelchair with an attitude and your story’s hilarious. Dan is a clever boy, who’s adventurous. James is a kind, helpful and brave boy. Sophie is shy and can get nervous quite easily, and startled. Honey is a very loud, sweet and loving dog.
Keeping writing more stories.
My favourite character is Wizzy because he was really funny and cheeky.
I found it funny how the wheelchair Wizzy never understood any of the catch phrases.
I found Wizzy and the Seaside Adventure really funny and it’s my favourite book now.
This book is filled with funny and interesting things and I would recommend this book to any child.
I thought that Wizzy and the Seaside Adventure was full of humour.
I like how Wizzy doesn’t understand sayings and phrases.
My favourite part was where the dog peed on Wizzy’s wheel.
I like the part about the dog peeing on Wizzy’s wheel.
My favourite part of the story is when the dog sniffs Wizzy’s wheel, then wees on him.
I really love your book so much. I think it is very good and it makes me and my class laugh a lot.
ADVENTURE and CREATIVITY
I’m really impressed that you can create a book like that.
Wizzy, especially, was a very good detective in the book.
Pete is really bossy and it’s lucky those thieves didn’t get away. I can imagine the manor house and the pirate coming for me – gives me the chills!
Your story was wonderful. It made me want to have more adventures.
I really liked how you put in a wheelchair in to your story, called Wizzy.
Wizzy is my favourite character because he is like a robot but in wheelchair form. Honey is one of my favourite dogs. Dan is very funny because he really gets into it and can be very clever like Wizzy.
I loved how you made Wizzy so full of himself and how he always has to get everything right. I also liked how you put in more than one character and said not only what the children were doing but put in what Honey the dog was doing.
I liked how Wizzy is funny, Dan is very cheeky, Sophie is very cautious, James is very caring, Pete and Cindy are very mysterious and Honey the dog is very energetic.
In most books I feel like I’m about to fall asleep but with this book I felt very alive. My favourite character was Dan because he was very brave and wanted to get on with everything. I like how you put Dan into a wheelchair.
I really like how Wizzy thinks he’s better than Honey and is jealous of her.
My favourite character is Wizzy because he’s such a bighead.
I loved Wizzy and Sophie because Wizzy is such an amazing, cool wheelchair. I could not believe he could talk. He is also very smart, just like you. I also like the part when Sophie likes Wizzy, but then does not – it is like changing the weather.
USING TECHNOLOGY / SURPRISE
I loved the part where Wizzy made a hologram of a pirate and scared Cindy.
My favourite part was when Wizzy used the projector to pretend to be a pirate and scared Pete and Cindy away.
I wonder what it would be like to have a wheelchair like Wizzy – a friend to Dan and is always there for him.
I would like to have a talking chair like Wizzy.
The illustrations a very cool but my favourite drawing is the pirate.
Your next book could be about Wizzy feeling ill or about Pete and Cindy stealing her.
In your next book I think there should be another kid in a wheelchair.
Your next Wizzy and Dan could go to the zoo.
I think you’re ready to be the greatest author in history.