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OUP releases second free e-picture book to support children during the pandemic

OUP releases second free e-picture book to support children during the pandemic

13 May 2020

In addition to the launch of Everybody Worries earlier in May, we have released a second free e-picture book to support children during the pandemic.

Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul, aims to support children who are finding the lockdown difficult, and offers activity ideas to keep families occupied whilst staying home. It features the series’ iconic characters in a range of situations that will be recognizable in the current circumstances—from trying to tackle home-learning to joining the clap for our carers.

Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home is the 41st book in the bestselling series. First published by OUP in 1987, Winnie and Wilbur has been entertaining young readers for more than 30 years, is published in 35 languages, has sold nine million copies worldwide, features in a popular stage show, and also has a TV animation.

Speaking of the new title, OUP’s Head of Reading at Home Lou John, commented ‘We really love this new Winnie and Wilbur story, which despite our very unusual circumstances at the moment, is full of the usual Winnie and Wilbur charm, magic, and warmth. Picture books are an excellent way to explore new themes and topics and this one touches on all the things that are really relevant to children right now whilst they are staying at home. We think children and parents will enjoy it in equal measure, relating to these much-loved characters, sharing the story together and finishing off by colouring in the pictures!’

Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home joins our other free pandemic e-book for children, Everybody Worries, as freely available to view or download via our home learning hub Oxford Owl for Home.