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Download Hooway for Wodney Wat Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Hooway for Wodney Wat (Unabridged), by Helen Lester
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,724 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Helen Lester Narrator: Cheryl McMahon Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Poor Rodney Rat can't pronounce his R's and the other rodents tease him mercilessly. But when Camilla Capybara joins Rodney's class and announces that she is bigger, meaner, and smarter than any of the other rodents, everyone is afraid. It seems she really is bigger, meaner, and smarter than all of the rest of them - until our unwitting hero, Wodney Wat, catches Camilla out in a game of Simon Says.

Follow along with Wodney as he surprises himself and his classmates by single-handedly saving the whole class from the big bad bully. Children will delight as shy Rodney Rat triumphs over all and his tiny voice decides the day - R's or no R's. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachael Hughes | 2/19/2014

    " Great story for young ones regarding bullying. Excellent message. The language was little confusing for my 3 & 4 year old the first couple of times we read it, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah Nolet | 2/14/2014

    " I remember having this book read to me when I was in fourth grade by the school librarian. Rereading it now I am able to see a lot more than I did back then. I still thought the storyline was engaging, but I also felt that it went very quickly. It did not really go into enough depth to be connected to the characters. You are first introduced to Rodney/Wodney and are given a short description of who he is, and then 5 pages and only a few paragraphs in, the "enemy" is introduced. I felt like there was not enough of a background given in the beginning to emotionally sympathize with the character because he saves the day so fast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephanie Whitley | 2/9/2014

    " I love Helen Lester! My students always love this story about shy "Wodney" who can't pronounce his "r's". Excellent book about overcoming challenges. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Abbi Kraus | 2/8/2014

    " I like this book because it highlights speech impediments and makes them special and unique to each person. This would be good in an older classroom as an introduction to bullying. "

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About the Author

Helen Lester is a children's book author from Evanston, Illinois. She is perhaps best known for her beloved character Tacky the Penguin who appears in many of her stories. Since her career began in 1979 she has published more than two dozen books, largely in collaboration with illustrator Lynn Munsinger. In addition to writing, Helen likes to travel the country visiting schools and encouraging children to write.