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Willy and the Cloud

Written by Anthony Browne

Illustrated by Anthony Browne

Part of the Willy the Chimp Series

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Willy and the Cloud Review

Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers General Fiction Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

A new story about Willy the chimp is always exciting. Willy is off to the park when he notices a cloud following him. No matter how hard he tries he can’t escape it, and while everyone else is having fun, Willy sits and shivers. The police can’t help, and hiding inside just gets him hot and bothered. Only when Willy shouts at the cloud do things improve: in the resulting cloudburst Willy dances in the delicious cool rain, joyful and Fred Astaire-like! Browne is an extraordinarily adept storyteller and this funny, wry story explores feelings of anxiety and apprehension. As ever there’s so much to look at in the surreal illustrations, and children will discover more in each reading. ~ Andrea Reece


Willy and the Cloud Synopsis

From the former Children's Laureate and twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal comes a stunning and perceptive story about worry and anxiety, featuring his much loved chimp, Willy.

One day Willy goes to the park. It's a sunny day, but a cloud hovers over him and he can't join in the fun. What can Willy do to make this mysterious cloud go away? Exceptional illustrations combined with the insightful story makes this an essential book for young children.

Willy and the Cloud Press Reviews

This latest picture book about the lovable Willy will delight the threes-plus and make them smile, even in cloudy February.  Newbury Weekly News

An insightful exploration of anxiety, emotions and facing your fears, told in an engaging, accessible style. The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781406373837
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406366969
Publication date: 01/09/2016
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406373837
Publication date: 1st October 2017
Author: Anthony Browne
Illustrator: Anthony Browne
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: General Fiction, Personal Social Health Economic
Collections: Anxiety & Wellbeing - 50 Books to Help Children Cope,

About Anthony Browne

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 ...

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