Willy  -     By: Geert De Kockere, Carll Cneut
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Willy

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers / Hardcover

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This story provides a whimsical affirmation of the differences that make each person special. Will has four huge legs and a body big enough for two. His ears are so big that they make a storm when they flap, and he has a small tail with a ridiculous brush on the end. But all this doesn't matter, because it turns out that these are the very things that make Willy so loved and welcomed wherever he goes.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Dimensions: 8.25 X 8.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0802853951
ISBN-13: 9780802853950
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 06/21/16.
Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

Willy has four huge legs, and a body big enough for two. His ears are so big the make a storm as they flap, and he has a small tail with a ridiculous brush on the end. But all this doesn’t matter, because it turns out that these are the very things that make Willy so loved and welcomed wherever he goes.

This story provides a whimsical affirmation of the differences that make each person special.

Author Bio

Geert De Kockere is a Belgian author who has writtennumerous books for children. His work has been translatedinto at least eight languages. He is also an avid naturephotographer, and has published four books of hisphotographs. Visit his website at www.geertdekockere.be.
Carll Cneut has illustrated over thirty books, includingThe Amazing Love Story of Mr. Morf (Macmillan),City Lullaby, and Ten Moonstruck Piglets(both Clarion). He has won many awards for his work,including the Book Peacock award for the Belgian edition ofWilly. In 2010 he was shortlisted for the HansChristian Andersen Award. Carll lives in Belgium. Visit hiswebsite at www.carllcneut.com.

Editorial Reviews

Society of Illustrators"The Original Art" annual exhibition (2011)

Publishers Weekly
"It's not apparent at first where Belgian newcomer De Kockere is going with his story of Willy the elephant, though it's clear that Willy's unbecoming physique figures centrally: 'Willy had legs like pillars. Four of them. . . He also had a tail . . . with a ridiculous little brush at the end.' The message unfurls slowly, with quiet wit. Willy, it seems, has used his ungainly body to make himself useful and beloved. The ridiculous little tail means that he is 'invited everywhere to paint. Especially the really fine details.' He pushes reluctant students to school and sits up straight at all performances, no matter how boring — and he is loved. 'So if you have legs like pillars or ears that flap in the wind,' De Kockere concludes, addressing readers directly, 'then think of him. Think of Willy.' What might otherwise be a 'handsome-is-as-handsome-does' moral is launched into new territory by the calm, arm's-length tone of the narrator and Cneut's (Ten Moonstruck Piglets) simultaneously ridiculous and dignified paintings. Special mention should be made of the unnamed translator, who has rendered the narrator's voice with grace."
 
Kirkus, Starred Review
"In this fine, low-key parable, Willy the elephant sports all elephant particulars: floppy ears, stout legs, dinky tail, general bigness. 
        He is drawn by Cneut as if made from artful cement though maybe a little fragile, like an old fresco. 'He had two huge ears that flapped in the wind. And in between was his head . . . ' De Kockere's text is artful, too, and gently, mildly eccentric: 'He stood like a mast. That came in very handy when you needed someone to hold something ? a clothesline full of laundry, for instance.' Willy is comfortable in his elephantness; he knows how best to deploy his ears and tail and trunk and size: 'Sometimes he was called on to come and push with that enormous body of his. A child who didn't want to go to school, or a car that stood in the way.' The other characters in the story are drawn in hot colors ? reds, some yellows ? on fields of white along with gray Willy and with the same strange, haunting delicacy. But it is the unexpected turn that De Kockere takes at the story's end that is the showstopper. Suddenly we are all Willy, in one great inclusive hug; maybe we, too, have stout legs, ears that flap in the wind, general bigness or 'a little something somewhere, with a ridiculous little brush at the end.'
        'Readers will be inspired to think of Willy: These aren't defects, they're worthy attributes, capable of delivering something good."

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