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Picture Book Review: Whitney the Wannabe Wallaby

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Picture Book Review: Whitney the Wannabe Wallaby

There seems to be a bit more suspense and higher stakes in certain parts with the movie. Perhaps that is what it is. Plus, Danny DeVito is fantastic.

We received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Review Date: June 6th, 2016

Written by: A.J Dakota
Illustrated by: Tyler Fewell 

Cover Copy

Follow Whitney on her journey through the Great Forest! Whitney the Wannabe Wallaby features vivid imagery and lifelike characters who will guide young readers on a personal exploration to discover what makes them unique. This warm, colorful book makes a perfect story time read.


I’ll admit I was a little skeptical about this one when I opened the package and took out the book. This is a floppy paperback, which is not something I have much of, save for one book which Madeline has already bent pages in. And while the title is cute, I wasn’t sure where the story was going to go. But I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the contents.

This is a story about being yourself and loving yourself just the way you are, and the lengths this poor wallaby goes to learn this lesson was fun and fantastical. It really puts our desires to have others’ traits as our own into perspective.

Also, Mads is pretty much obsessed with the little wallaby plushie. She carries it around {sometimes in her mouth} everywhere. It’s very cute.

Baby Ratings

  • Tear & Fold Resistance: 5/10
  • Font Readability: 9/10
  • Baby Engagement: 7/10
  • Mommy Engagement: 6/10


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