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Maebelle's hat (Willy Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Rita Hestand
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (342 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Mother Hen wants all the farm animals in the barn because Nado is coming.
But little Willy, the hard of hearing duck doesn't know what a Nado is.
Everyone is finally in the barn except for Maebelle, so Willy set out to find

Maebelle is so happy about her Easter Hat that she pays little attention to
Willy, until her hat blows away.

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About the Author

This is the third book of the Willy series. Don't miss any of them.

Product Details

  • File Size: 176 KB
  • Print Length: 9 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Smashwords (May 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003L78146
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #596,955 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too many grammar mistakes November 14, 2012
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There are a few grammar errors ('to' vs. 'too')

but the big problem is run-on sentences such as:

The birds weren't singing, in fact, he didn't even see any.


Just then, he spotted Maebelle, he ran towards her as fast as he could yelling all the way.

and mixed tense

Maebelle stood watching Willy and suddenly realizing that the sky was not itself and decided to move closer to cover.

I found it very awkward to read to my son. The story is ok, and with a good proof read and cleanup, I'd probably give it 3/4 stars.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute Book March 10, 2012
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Just bought this book and my kids like the story. It is a cute and funny book and we enjoy reading it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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The story was really cute about a duck and a barnyard full of animals facing a tornado.

Some things could have been better defined, like I went back to the beginning of the story to figure out, "Now was Willy a duck or
a chick?" I didn't see it in the first few sentences. So then I thought I'd look closer at the pics. But they were too small, and I couldn't enlarge them on my tablet. The cover image is big enough, but Willy isn't in the cover image, although he's the main focus of the story.
And at first, when they said Maebelle was missing, I thought she was one of the chicks. So a little better definition and/or better images to help the flow of the story and eliminate the confusion.

None of that kept me from liking the story, though.
Very cute.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Marvelled hat February 23, 2014
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This was a really cute book. My daughter enjoyed the animals in the story. It would been better if it explained what a tornado was.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok book January 1, 2014
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I got this book to read to my 5 year old son. He listened while I read, but I don't believe he understood it very much. Willy didn't know what a tornado was and called it a "nado"; that was lost on my son. Then when Willy knew that danger was coming, he ran right out into it instead of listening to his mother who brought him in the barn to stay safe; I of course did not like that. My son understood that Willy went out to save Maebelle, then her hat (and accomplished both), and then ended up being safe. It was cute, but nothing I'd read again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok-ish December 23, 2013
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this had tiny pictures you could barely see. it had a lot of words but didn't really say a whole lot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars my son liked it but it was not the best written December 5, 2013
By Kelly
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Grammar/spelling was poorly edited. The story was a little bland. But my 4-yr-old liked it because it was about tornadoes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Who's Willy April 22, 2013
By Jules
Format:Kindle Edition
Nice short story. However, I found myself more focused on trying to figure out who Willy was, rather than the story line. Is he a boy or an animal? A couple of times I reread the beginning pages trying to find out who he was. It does not say until 70% into the story. He is in fact a duck. The pictures started to give me a clue at some point.
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More About the Author

Rita is a widow, with 2 daughters and 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She writes contemporary, and historical romances along wtih children's books and short stories too. She's dabbled in poetry. You can find her at and, at, also at, at Decadent Publishing, and self publishes. She loves writing, reading, bowling, roller skating, kid parties, and family get togethers. Rita is retired and writes full time now.

She plans on writing until her twilight years. She's got many series planned for your reading enjoyment.

Rita is a very happy woman, who puts God first, family second, and the rest of the world next. She's been through many hard times but feels it always taught her something about life. She's had many jobs and considers this part of her life long education. She feels "If you don't make any mistakes in life, you haven't yet lived." Although not a scholar in any way, Rita feels that life has been the real teacher. Once referred to as having no common sense, Rita has spent a lifetime acquiring some. She's a constant study, and feels that if she ever stops learning that her work here on earth is done.

She used to work at a school and would write poems for the kids during the holidays and stuff. Kids have been an intricate part of Rita's life. She ran a day care for nearly twenty years. She helped to raise her grandkids and is still involved involved in their lives.

You can find free books at and try them. See how you like her writing. She usually gives a book a month away on TRS, and joins their parties.


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