The Fantastic Family Whipple Book Review | Let's Explore

It’s Natalie’s turn to make her blog-writing debut! She is sharing her review of a book that is now on her list of favorites. She has raved about this one so much it is on my summer reading list! Here’s Natalie…

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The Fantastic Family Whipple by Matthew Ward

Have you ever wanted to break a world record?

This book is about the Whipple family, the family that holds the most world records, more than any other family on earth. Every Whipple has broken at least one world record, except one person – Arthur.

Suddenly, a lot of accidents start to happen, putting the lives of the Whipples in danger. Everyone is worried about a mysterious curse, but Arthur has a different idea. Two suspicious clowns appear at the Whipples’ birthday party, and Arthur thinks they are the cause.

My favorite part is when they go to the Unsafe Sports Showdown, where the family competes in events like Mother-Daughter Knife Throwing. I think this book was funny and different from what I normally read. It has interesting characters and a good plot. The Fantastic Family Whipple is one of my favorite books. I can’t wait to read the sequel that is coming out this fall!

A note from mom: I love pairing fiction and nonfiction books together for gifts – The Guinness Book of World Records is the perfect partner for The Fantastic Family Whipple. Also, my aspiring-author daughter enjoyed reading this interview with Matthew Ward. Enjoy!


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