Every week, Willy walks through an ordinary-looking set of doors and straight into an adventure. Where will those doors lead him today to a mysterious desert island with footprints in the sand? Read more...
Every week, Willy walks through an ordinary-looking set of doors and straight into an adventure. Where will those doors lead him today to a mysterious desert island with footprints in the sand? Down a deep, dark rabbit hole full of curious objects? Or perhaps aboard a pirate ship to stand face-to-face with Captain Hook? This book revisits well-known stories from:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wind in the Willows"
"The Adventures of Pinocchio"
Anthony Browne s captivating illustrations, starring his trademark primates, pay tribute to the library and the wonders within."
- ISBN-13: 9780763677619
- ISBN-10: 0763677612
- Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
- Publish Date: November 2015
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 5-8
- Dimensions: 10.8 x 9.3 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-09-07
- Reviewer: Staff
Former British Childrens Laureate Browne paints his famous chimpanzee hero Willy into 10 scenes from classic childrens literature in a bid to fire readers interest in themand in the libraries where these books can be found. With text on the left-hand pages opposite one of Brownes splendid paintings, each spread offers a plot description that ends with a cliffhanger question. Willy is seen standing in for Robinson Crusoe, Robin Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and others. Im youth, Im joy, Willy-as-Peter taunts Captain Hook, reciting the boys famous lines. It was all nonsense of course, Willy continues, addressing readers, but something very strange happened next.... What do you think it was? In the paintings readers will discover books standing in for the rungs of ladders, walls of houses, and even seagulls. Many children will be familiar with at least some of the stories, and they will quickly learn about new ones. While less lighthearted than the winning mischief of Willys Pictures, Brownes project provides a doorway into these sometimes intimidating works. Ages 58. (Nov.)