What Wesley Wore by Samuel Langley-Swain & Ryan Sonderegger

At first glance, Westburrow Wood seems like a friendly place. All the weasels who live there look the same and they all follow the same rules so there is little for them to argue about. But then there is Wesley.

Wesley likes to wear clothes, which is unusual for a weasel, and his clothes are designed to stand out. Wesley thinks nothing of rocking a baseball cap with earmuffs, two watches, a waistcoat, some cowboy boots and a skirt. And why shouldn’t he? They’re just clothes and they’re a fun way of expressing his personality. Wesley thinks being just like everyone else is dull (and we have to admit we agree!).

The problem is that Wesley’s appearance makes the other weasel’s uncomfortable so they decide that something has to be done. They gang up on Wesley and tell him that he’s weird and needs to change.

Can Wesley and his dad make them see that if they open their minds to a new point of view their own lives might end up a little richer?

We love this smart story about acceptance. It’s great to read loud and Ivy delights in all of Wesley’s wacky outfits – especially one which includes a monocle and a cape! The last two pages show the weasels of Westburrow Wood trying on a number of different outfits and we have great fun deciding our favourites (which change every day).

Buy it now: https://www.waterstones.com/book/what-wesley-wore/samuel-langley-swain/ryan-sonderegger/9781999762841

Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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