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Willy the Wimp Paperback – July 19, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd (July 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406318744
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406318746
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.1 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,529,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A chimp takes a body-building course in Browne's satirical look at the world of wimps and bullies. Ages 3-7.
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"* "Funny, clever and with magical illustrations." Yorkshire Evening Press"

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Great stories and remarkable illustrations!
Anthony M. Zipple
This book has been a favourite with every child I have ever read it to since I was first introduced to it in 1985.
Elizabeth Bennett
They support the text, complimenting the language and style of the story (as well as providing many laughs).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Bennett on October 3, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is classic Browne. A tale of transformation, the loser (Willy) becomes hero after a rigorous routine of hilarious self-improvement activies. Of course, he discovers (as do we all) that there are just some things about yourself you can't change.
This book has been a favourite with every child I have ever read it to since I was first introduced to it in 1985. It seems to be a big hit with the kindergarten crowd and Browne's illustrations seem to be especially appealing to boys. A must-read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "mspotter" on March 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
Willy the Wimp is a hilarious yet touching story that will satisfy readers of all ages. At the heart of the story is the adorable Willy, a young chimp with a self-esteem problem. He decides to answer a "muscleman" ad in order to change his body, and in the process discovers his own inner strength. The book's illustrations are really fantastic (imagine bodybuilding gorillas). They support the text, complimenting the language and style of the story (as well as providing many laughs). This makes Willy the Wimp a perfect choice for young beginning readers as well as developing readers...and for the bedtime storyteller! A fabulous picture book that will be read again and again. You'll love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Reinhardt on March 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
BULLIES AND HE WOULDN'T EVEN HURT A FLY. WILLY HATED THAT HEWAS CALLED A WIMP AND FOUND HIS OWN WAY TO BECOME PROUD OF HIMSELF!HE WORKED AT IT AND WORKED AT IT AND ONE DAY HE DIDN'T FEEL LIKE A WIMP ANYMORE! HE FELT PROUD OF HIMSELF BUT STILL STAYED THE SAME SWEET WILLY HE ALWAYS WAS. IT'S AN IMPORTANT LESSON FOR CHILDREN...FIND A SOLUTION AND WORK AT IT UNTIL YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL. AN EXCELLENT AND TIMELESS BOOK. I LOVED THE PICTURES TOO, THEY ARE SO COLORFUL BUT MORE THAN THAT THEY ARE SO EXPRESSIVE OF WILLY'S FEELINGS. BRAVO
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By Christine Roberts on April 24, 2014
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The two "Willy The Wimp" books I ordered were sent in an envelope and rolled into my mailbox. Both books were bent. Made me sad, they are gifts to my nephews.
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