Woody Woodpecker Shoots the Works (1955) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
is actually really cute and warmed my heart a little.
Woody’s about to go to work as a watchman at Mr. Poppup’s factory. On the way he stops at Wally Walrus’s house to say hello. Wally is crying, but he won’t tell Woody why. Finally, it was time for Woody to get to work, and he rushes out telling Wally that if he comes to visit him at work he will give him a surprise.
Woody needs to figure out what Wally’s surprise is going to be, so he looks in the snack cupboard and sees popcorn! What a great idea! He’ll surprise Wally with some popcorn when he gets there. He sets up a fire.
Woody sets his lantern on top of some boxes so Wally can find his way easily. When Wally gets there, he suggests that Woody move the lantern from next to those boxes, the wind may blow it over and the fireworks will be lighted. “FIREWORKS!? Is that what Mr. Poppup makes in his factory?” but they were too late. The wind blew over the lantern and boom kaboom sizzle the whole place goes up enough for fifty 4th of Julys, as they put it!
Wally is over the moon happy. He thanks Woody. He didn’t think anyone had remembered his birthday! And yet there’s a fireworks show for him AND popcorn. Woody is worried about how much it would cost to pay for all the fireworks that went off, but he sees Wally’s face and he just joins in on the fun.
This is a really cute and pretty book. Lovely, vivid colors and a really sweet story make for a nice little book.