A Weekend with Wendell

A Weekend with Wendell

by Kevin Henkes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688140243
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/24/1995
Edition description: 1 MULBERRY
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 129,313
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile: 510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com


Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com

Hometown:

Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

November 27, 1960

Place of Birth:

Racine, Wisconsin

Education:

University of Wisconsin, Madison

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A Weekend with Wendell 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 7 months ago
In another cute Kevin Henkes book, Sophie is having an awful time when her cousin Wendell visits. He makes himself the center of attention, makes messes, ruins things, and is completely obnoxious. Sophie wants him to leave very badly. On the last day, however, she gives him a tast of his own medicine and makes herself the center of attention as she's fire chief and he's burning building. Soon they begin to just play together with the hose and have fun, and now Sophie doesn't want Wendell to leave.
hwallen on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Wendell comes to spend the weekend at Sophie's house. Wendell begins to play unfairly and annoys Sophie pushing her to her limit when Sophie finally has it with Wendell and tells him a speech he will never forget. This is a wonderful, unforgettable book for children that is perfect for Friday afternoon's and before sleepover's.
vnwender on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This is a great book to read to children who have a hard time going to spend the night with a friend. It is also a good way to teach children about relationships. There are some people who that may not necessarily like at first, but they grow to like them. This book is about Wendall who goes to Sophies house for the weekend. He starts causing trouble and he drives her and her parents crazy. They cannot wait until he leaves. On the last day, Sophie came up with a fun game that they both loved and she realized that Wendell is not so bad.
conuly on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Not my favorite "mouse" book. My nieces adore it, but the storyline seems a bit odd to me.Wendell comes to visit, and he's a major brat. Okay. Sophie clearly knew this before he came over, why didn't her parents?The resolution in the book seems a bit forced, that's what it is. Wendell is worse than a brat, he's a bully - he causes trouble and leaves notes saying that Sophie did it, he leaves a note of himself as a monster attacking Sophie before bed (so you can't say that he's just misunderstood or nervous, he's TRYING to scare her), he steals her food and breaks all the rules.Sophie does deal with this in a sensible way (first trying to ignore him, and finally turning the tables on him and spraying him with water), but I don't see how this made her reluctant to have him leave. And in later books (Sheila Rae, the Brave) it's shown in the background that they become great friends. I think that's a bit much.But my nieces love it. I think they just love seeing the bully get what he deserves and the victim become empowered.
MarieliGoodner on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This story is about a little mouse named Sophie who has to put up with a bossy houseguest named Wendell who also happens to be a mouse. Wendell and Sophie find many things to do but they always have to play by Wendell's rules. For instance, when they play doctor, Wendell gets to play the doctor, the nurse, and the patient while Sophie only gets to be the desk clerk. When they play bakery, Wendell gets to be the baker and Sophie only gets to be a sweet bun. Wendell is a terrible houseguest and Sophie can't wait for Wendell to leave. This is a great story to read aloud to young children especially when they are at the age where they are learning to play with others. This story teaches children that friendships are about sharing, taking turns, and playing fair. I believe that most adults and children have dealt with a character like Wendell at some point.After reading the story to my students, I would have a class discussion. I would ask the students what they thought was wrong about Wendell or Sohpie's character. Then I would ask them to think about what they would have done differently if they were Wendell or Sophie. How would they handle a houseguest like Wendell? Another idea would be to place the students in small groups. Each group would be assigned a part in the story that Wendell is taking advantage of Sophie's friendship. Their first assignment would be to do a skit acting out that part in the story. Then they would do another skit to show their classmates what Wendell and Sophie's behavior should have been towards eachother.
MelanieRoss on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This is a funny story about a little mouse named Wendell who stayed with another little mouse named Sohpie while his parents were out of town. Wendell and Sohpie did not get off to a good start. Wendell was very bossy and was continously picking on Sophie, who was more than ready for Wendell to go home. When they played house, Wendell made Sophie be the dog, and when they played bakery, he made her be the sweet roll. Then, one day Sophie turned things around completely. When they played fire figter, she made Wendell be the burning builiding. Eventually, Sopie and Wendell began getting along and having fun with one another. They both did not want him to have to go home.I think this is a good book to read to children in Kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. I would read this book to students at any time because it has to do with playing fair and getting along with others, which is something I feel that students should be reminded of all the time.
alliecipa on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This is a good story for children about learning how to get along with one another. Wendell stays at Sophie's house for the weekend. He bosses her around and she keeps wishing he would leave. They learn to get along and by the end, Sophie is sad when their time together is over.
caitsm on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Wendell comes to stay at Sophie's house for the weekend and causes all sorts of trouble. A good story about learning how to play with others. Very funny and great illustrations.
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gjo50 More than 1 year ago
Sophie does not enjoy energetic assertive Wendell's weekend visit until the very end, when she learns to assert herself and finds out Wendell can be fun to play with after all. Very cute. Sophie and Wendell mice. The pictures are very nice detailed colored pen drawings. Excellent book for the shyer student who might feel that the more boisterous students pass them by. It could be used to start a class discussion about ways to play/work with others, especially if you have students who take control and run over others. Fun enjoyable book to read to first grade or for second graders to read. All the Kevin Henkes books are loved at my school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago