Christmas Chimney Challenge: Action Adventure Book for Kids (The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly) Paperback – November 23, 2018
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- Publisher : Old Mate Media (November 23, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 52 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1925638286
- ISBN-13 : 978-1925638288
- Item Weight : 5.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.13 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,363,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In this 4th book on Willy Nilly's adventures, Willy is writing a Christmas list for Santa along with his sister, Suzie. After a trip to town to see all the lights, Willy becomes upset that he does not have a chimney and fears Santa will not be able to get to them and give them their gifts. Suzie tells him that Santa would use the back door, but this is not good enough for Willy. While in town, an elf had given Willy a satchel of magic glitter. The next day, Willy decides he is going to make a chimney for his house, only he made several chimneys with a bunch of rubbish from the junkyard. Willy felt that if he made several chimneys then they would get MORE presents. After the chimneys were built, Willy dumped the magic glitter into the chimneys. On Christmas Eve, Willy checked on the chimneys and noticed they were glowing. Him and his dog were sucked into the chimneys and landed in a cold, snowy area. Willy and his dog ended up rolling down the mountain in the North Pole as a giant snowball and landing next to a toy factory where he found a very sad elf. Willy couldn't believe why the elf was so sad when he got to work with toys all day, but he learned that it is because suddenly a bunch of chimneys popped up and the elves would have to make even more toys and may not be done in time for Christmas. Willy felt very bad and indicated he could take them down. In order to get home in time to do so, the elf had a reindeer fly Willy and his dog back home. Once he got home, he noticed that the storm they flew through had knocked down all the chimneys. Though Willy was happy to have helped the elves, he was still sad that he may not get any gifts from Santa because he did not have a chimney. He learned Christmas morning that this was not the case and went into the living room and found many presents under the tree.
As always, this story was really cute, well written, and wonderfully illustrated. This is the 3rd Willy Nilly book I have had the opportunity to review. I am looking forward to purchasing paperback copies to go into my son's library so we can read them together. I like that Willy goes on adventures but that he always learns something in the process. The illustrations marry the story perfectly and it is easy to see how any child would love it. I look forward to reading more of Willy Nilly's adventures and sharing them with my son! As always, Chris Stead has delivered another wonderful adventure.
I always enjoy reviewing for Old Mate Media, I am happy they reached out. Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love Christmas stories very much.
I have read several of the Willy Nilly adventure stories and shared them all with my young grandson. I’m planning to share this one as well. He is learning how to read so we will have fun looking at the words too.
The beginning of this book has some nice tips for parents which I really liked. Helping your child to think about the plot, use their imagination to predict what happens next and identify words they may know, etc.
I agree that reading to and with children has positive benefits for development of their reading and comprehension skills.
This is a whirlwind of a story!! Willy Nilly tends to get himself in trouble and tackle life head on! In this case he ends up in a big snowball!
The premise of the story is that Willy Nilly is worried that Santa won’t come because they don’t have a chimney. The solution is to create many chimneys on top of the roof! I love his sister who says that Santa will just come to the back door!
Willy ends up at the north pole through the help of some glitter dust that he got from elf at a Santa exhibit in town.
There he discovers his big mistake! The elves don’t have enough time to make enough toys for all the chimneys he created!
I love how Willy gets home with a special reindeer who has a red nose! Things end up just fine and a happy ending to a delightful story.
And yes I do believe that Santa used the back door as the cookies, carrots and milk were eaten that they left out for Santa and the reindeer!
I do have to say I enjoyed the illustrations very much. There’s so much going on in each page that I know children will have fun picking out the dog or the elf or the other little animals at the north pole that they run into.
This is a perfect book for reading out loud or with a young reader who is reading some words and learning sentences.
Willy does just that and sprinkles some fairy dust over them for good luck. That's when the trouble begins. Willy finds himself flying down the chimney all the way to the North Pole. The elves are angry with him because they have little time to make extra presents. What does Willy learn about himself and Santa? Will he be on Santa's naughty list this year?
This book is filled with adorable illustrations that are almost like a graphic novel. This book offers humor and plenty of adventure for young readers. The author created an interactive teacher's guide that can be used along with the book. I recommend as a read aloud for preschoolers and elementary school readers.