The Fantastic Family Whipple

The Fantastic Family Whipple

Book - 2013
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Have you ever seen how many hot dogs you could eat in one minute? Or how long you could go without sleeping? Is your greatest goal to be in The Guinness Book of World Records ?
Then join Arthur Whipple and his fantastic family of world record breakers as they engage in the greatest competition of their lives.

'Echoes of Roald Dahl . . . A genuinely fun and comically ludicrous romp, clearly worthy of most world records outside of a world records book.' Publishers Weekly

'There's humor and mayhem, and red herrings and nefarious suspects abound.' School Library Journal
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada 2013
ISBN: 9781595146908
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2015

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flutemama22
Jun 24, 2015

We chanced upon this jewel in the audiobook section of our library. It is a fun, adventurous book with mystery, humor, and extremely lively characters. It is a beautiful testament to how the main character - who could represent any child - learns his unique gifts and shines in the midst of a family of world record breakers when he is the only one who supposedly was born "normal." We wrote the author, and he responded! My daughter wrote him a thank you note - the longest purple thank you note - and it WAS world breaker and he sent her a lovely certificate and it's listed in his own record breaking book. It's fantastically affirming idea, a great read (or listen) and all round good entertainment.

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