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Willy the Wimp (Willy the Chimp) Paperback – 6 Oct 2008


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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (6 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 1406318744
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406318746
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 0.3 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 167,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anthony has won many prizes for his work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000, for his services to children's literature - the first British illustrator to win the prize since 1956. He is the present Children's Laureate.

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Willy is kind and gentle, and bullied by the suburban gorilla gang who call him "Willy the Wimp". Desperate to do something about his situation, Willy answers a bodybuilding advert and grows big and strong, determined no-one will ever call him "wimp" again.

As with so many of Anthony Browne's books, this story works on several levels with sophisticated pictures combining with a simply told story. Within the story there is a serious message, but it is also a humorous tale and young children will delight in the way Willy succeeds in his dream. --Philippa Reece --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"* "Funny, clever and with magical illustrations." Yorkshire Evening Press"

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Chipstick on 5 Aug. 2007
Format: Paperback
This is a lovely book. Perfect for children from around 6 to 9 - as the humour and situations better fit the slightly older child's humour and experience.

Willy decides to change the way he looks (from wimp to muscle-bound!)as a result of being bullied. He works out, eats a special diet and, over time, achieves his dream. He eventually saves a girl gorilla from the bullies (who run away at the mere sight of him). However, what the book emphasises beautifully is that, while he has changed the way he initially appears to others, he is still the same caring (and a bit silly!) gorilla inside.

A lovely book for encouraging children to look beyond appearances. It also offers a wonderful message that we CAN change, with determination and commitment.

A lovely, funny and uplifting book!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. LLewellyn on 19 May 2010
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My two year old loves these books - easy to read to her, as there is not a lot of writing on each page, and beautiful illustrations. Keeps her attention very well!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs C V Young on 31 Jan. 2014
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Such a lovely book. I bought this when my daughter was getting bullied, it seemed to help her. The rhyming in this is lovely and one that is read over and over.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Kürbs on 2 Jan. 2013
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This book is great for children and adults. The pictures are really lovely with lots of attention to detail. However, unrelated to this it would be even greater great if Amazon would PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAX in the UK so others won't have to suffer further cuts in services, schools, public transport, housing etc. Please Amazon, behave more responsibly and contribute to a fairer society.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vicky Nagha on 2 Mar. 2013
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Love this book, can't wait to share it with my year 2 class. The book has humour and the illustrations are great! Would definitely recommend this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gasman on 24 Feb. 2013
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Much loved book when our kids were small, now buying it for friends children.
Entertaining, witty and fun!

Not quite as twee as a lot of small childrens books too
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marie Friederike Henderson on 8 Nov. 2013
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good book for ages 4-10 boys but also enjoyed by girls, children can identify and learn, that it's ok to be who they are
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Sarah A. Kelly on 20 May 2010
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I LOVE THIS BOOK I READ IT WHEN I WAS AT SCHOOL JUST HAD TO BUY IT FOR MY SON
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