Book of the Week: The Fantastic Mr. Wani

February 15, 2007

I first came upon The Fantastic Mr. Wani on an exploratory trip to the bookstore. I was looking for a gift and didn’t have a particular book in mind. The cover of Mr. Wani caught my eye so I read it then and there and loved it immediately. It has become one of my favorite books to give.

The basic story: Mr. Wani is running late, trying to get to a party. He has lots of stumbles and lots of help along the way — including having balloons tied to his snout. The story is told in a very exciting way — perfect for 3 & 4 years olds.And adults will be drawn to the color scheme and illustrations. Both are fantastic. Hats off to Kanako Usui.

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1 anniepall February 15, 2007 at 1:15 pm

sweet. thank you for the recommendation. i just put it on hold at my library. from your description, my 4-year-old will love it!


2 anniepall February 15, 2007 at 1:16 pm

p.s. i have a couple children’s book recommendations on my blog if you’re interested.


3 Jane April 25, 2008 at 4:15 pm

I really love this book too, I picked it up in mt local bookshop and was taken immediately by the energy and movement conveyed in the illustrations. I think it’s a treasure, oone of my favourites.


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