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Fed up with being bullied Willy the gorilla decides to take action and if that means getting fitter and tougher then that's what he does. Suddenly the bullies are running away and even better Willy saves a girl from the bullies, with hilarious results. This delightful new edition celebrates 30 years of this timeless and award-winning picture book by multiple-award-winner Anthony Browne.
Celebrate the 30th birthday of this classic story about a gentle chimp fed up of being bullied. Willy wouldn't hurt a fly - he even apologises when someone hits him. The suburban gorillas call him Willy the Wimp. Then, one day, Willy answers a body-building advert.
A book which made me laugh out loud. Parents magazine
Anthony Browne tells a thoughtful story about how misleading appearances can be with style and humour. The Observer
|Publication date:||4th September 2014|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Collections:||Anti Bullying Week & World Kindness Day,|
As a childAnthony grew up in a village called Hipperholme, in Yorkshire. He loved art and would spend hours drawing with his beloved father. He says of his father, “He was an unusual man – outwardly strong and confident, but also shy and sensitive – a bit like the gorillas I love to illustrate now. As well as drawing, he encouraged me to play a lot of sports, such as rugby and soccer and cricket. I was small for my age and I used to go to a fairly tough school – if I hadn’t been good ...More About Anthony Browne