Destination: Penny's Whangdoodleland

AGES: 5 TO 12
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The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021

9:00 AM TO 4:30 PM

The professor in this beautiful fantasy by Julie Andrews/Edwards speaks the same language as the Lyceum: “knowing how to use our imagination is key in finding the possible in the impossible.” A powerful story full of adages to live by, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles is an absolutely perfect way to end Spring Break, inspired to focus and seek pattern and comfort in the diversity we experience everyday.


Julie Edwards purposely left her description of the Whangdoodle vague in order to engage a variety of interpretations. With feathers, wire, styrofoam, fabric sequins and more, we will stretch our imaginations to create a multi-media sculpture of our own Whangdoodle to take home.

The book...

The Whangdoodle was once the wisest, the kindest, and the most extraordinary creature in the world. Then he disappeared and created a wonderful land for himself and all the other remarkable animals—the ten-legged Sidewinders, the little furry Flukes, the friendly Whiffle Bird, and the treacherous, "oily" Prock. It was an almost perfect place where the last of the really great Whangdoodles could rule his kingdom with "peace, love and a sense of fun"—apart from and forgotten by people.


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