Winnie decides she needs a seaside break, so she and Wilbur zoom off to the coast. Winnie makes a beeline for the sea to cool down. Wilbur makes a beeline for anywhere other than the sea - he hates water, and can't bear getting wet. To avoid all the other, numerous, holiday-makers, Winnie puts down her towel, and sets up her beach umbrella, further down than the beach than anyone else - and clearly below the tide line. Of course, the tide gradually starts coming in. When the waves swoosh over Winnie's belongings and carry away her broomstick, she attempts a spell to get it back - but it doesn't really go according to plan and inevitably it's poor Wilbur who gets the worst of things...
Korky Paul was born in Zimbabwe and is one of seven children. He studied Fine Art at Durban Art School, South Africa and Film Animation at CalArts, California, and started his working life in advertising. He illustrated the Winnie The Witch series for Oxford University Press, which won the Children's Book Award.
`Praise for the most recent Winnie book, Winnie's New Computer:
Paul's artwork is as dynamic and arresting as ever. His comic touch is perfectly judged, stretching this simple story within reach of a wide age group. ' --The Guardian - Amazing Stories Supplement
`...Winnie [is] one of the most expressive and winning creations around' --West Sussex Gazette