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Willy the Dreamer

Willy the Chimp

No. of pages 32

Great for age 3-9 years
A stunning Willy book with spectacular, surreal paintings - by one of the most acclaimed of all picture book artists. Willy loves to dream. He dreams that he's a film star, a sumo wrestler, a ballet dancer, a painter, an explorer, a famous writer, a scuba diver... Sometimes he dreams that he can't run but he can fly. He dreams he's a giant or he's tiny, a beggar or a king, in a strange landscape or all at sea. He dreams of fierce monsters and super heroes, of the past and, sometimes, the future. Willy's dreamland is a gallery of amazing and magical pictures, each one magnificently executed and packed with bananas and slyly surreal details that cannot fail to intrigue and delight. The pictures pay homage to famous paintings by the likes of Dali, Magritte and Henri Rousseau, as well as film and book characters and much more.


This book is part of a book series called Willy the Chimp .

There are 32 pages in this book. This is a picture book. A picture book uses pictures and text to tell the story. The number of words varies from zero ('wordless') to around 1k over 32 pages. Picture books are typically aimed at young readers (age 3-6) but can also be aimed at older children (7+). This book was published 2008 by Walker Books Ltd .

Anthony Browne, a Hans Christian Andersen Medalist and the current Children's Laureate in the United Kingdom, is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including Silly Billy. He lives in Kent, England.

This book is in the following series:


Willy the Chimp

This book has been nominated for the following awards:

Parents' Choice Award
This book was recognised by the Parents' Choice Award.

Kate Greenaway Award
This book was recognised by the Kate Greenaway Medal Award. The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by childrens librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

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