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Reviewed by Lisa Jones for Readers' Favorite
Spinner the Winner by Mike Ormsby tells the story about a little wind turbine named Spinner. One day Spinner and his family are being moved to their new home by a beautiful sunny beach with a funfair nearby. Spinner was so excited and so were the rest of his family. Things, however, did not go to plan when it was decided that Spinner was not needed after all. Mike, his driver, was told to take Spinner to Biffletop Hill and that is what he did. Poor Spinner was so sad and scared and longed to be back with his family. To make matters worse, Joe Driver had forgotten to oil little Spinner before he left and he squeaked all night long. The animals of the nearby woods were far from impressed, as were the people of Biffletop. Some people of the town decided to take things into their own hands as they vandalised poor little Spinner. Alas, one day a huge thunderstorm arrives and the little town of Biffletop finds itself in a blackout. Can little Spinner step in to save the day? Will Spinner be reunited with his family once again?
What a lovely story about Spinner the wind turbine. It not only teaches children about the importance of wind turbines and electricity, it also teaches them about love and respect. The message behind the story was clear. Mike Ormsby has a wonderful imagination and portrays that with Spinner the Winner. I must also mention the illustrations by Sorin Sorason which were fun and colourful and this is what made the story come to life. I would highly recommend this book as the story is fun and unique as well as educational.