WIPLALA by Annie M.G. Schmidt

WIPLALA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Wiplala is infinitesimal -- yet he is a man with a rare and irksome power. Capable of changing people and animal into strange creatures, he is not always able to whisk them back to their original form. In this gay fantasy, Wiplala befriends, Mr. Blom, Nelly Dolly and Johannes. He ""pixilates""- (a nice word from the realm of make-be-e) all three to his miniature height at once but cannot remember how to pixilate them back again. Naturally the house is too big, the telephone too cumbersome, the tables, chairs and dishes too large. In the process of adjusting their size to his new world, and three friends are led into many exciting and funny adventures by their leader Wiplala. By the time they are transformed to their proper proportions, Mr. Blom, Nelly Delly and Johannes have little to regret. Their experiences in the world of Wiplala will delight the less earthbound audience.

Pub Date: Sept. 26th, 1962
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman