Recommended Reading: Wibbolywub and the Earthlings

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

Most enlightened people have become that way only after working hard to un-learn “facts” that they were taught as children, such as ‘humans are omnivores’.  That’s why it is so wonderful to find an early learning book which tells the truth.

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth? (aka Wibbolywub and the Earthlings ) is one such book by Edward Benn, illustrated by Juliet Mahoney.

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

This book is first and foremost an engaging story, full of bright, colourful illustrations, about an alien visitor to Earth who is eager to make friends.  It is secondly a lovely, friendly way to introduce the numbers 1 to 10 to young children.  Numbers (digits) appear throughout the illustrations as Wibbolywub counts his friends and the readers can count with him.  Once he has made ten friends, they play a few counting and measuring games which show how much fun numbers can be.

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

And thirdly it is an honest and straight-forward illustration of the simple truth that omnivores, carnivores and herbivores have recognisable anatomical attributes appropriate for their particular diet and, as an alien with no previous knowledge of Earthlings would clearly deduce, humans are herbivores.

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

There is even a fun post script at the end, in the form of a peak inside Wibbolywub’s notebook, which contains three of the charts (those with numbers in) from Dr Milton Mills’ The Comparative Anatomy of Eating – the work which inspired the story.

http://www.vegsource.com/news/2009/11/the-comparative-anatomy-of-eating.html

A lovely big book with a lovely big story that would delight any child and sit proudly on any bookshelf.

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

Published by Honestly Books

Available from Amazon

11 thoughts on “Recommended Reading: Wibbolywub and the Earthlings

  1. This book looks lovely. I ‘m glad someone has written a book addressing the issue of human herbivorousness because it is a topic that educators seem to side step.
    I think you discuss it in your poem: Think to Questioning . Teachers were taught things that can not be true, and yet seemed not to question it .
    People can not be other than herbivores – we are monkeys ! But they eat meat. But they are not meant to eat meat . Dogs eat the stuffing out of chairs and sofas, it does not mean they are meant to .
    You may be able to fit a circle through a square hole , but devours that makes it a square ? I do not think!

    Excellent pictures of alien and animals – beautiful!

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