The Many Worlds of Dr. Diddlewit - Book One: The Whittakers
The Many Worlds of Mr. Diddlewit is a middle-grade adventure novel with an ambitious goal: enthrall young readers while addressing important life issues. This is done through a strong narrative voice, offering asides without detracting from the story's flow. With candor and humor, Ollie Staples helps the reader understand problems and their solutions. However, no lesson can be successful if told in a yawn-inducing manner. Accordingly, the adventures of Beatrice and William Whittaker (and their witty dog Poof) are full of excitement and wonder, taking the reader to worlds in the air, under water, and all in between. The reader participates with the characters, learning lessons as they do, so that by the end of the adventure, they are a little wiser for the experience.