Willy the chimp is lonely, but then he bumps into the gorilla Hugh Jape, and though the two of them are very different, a touching friendship grows between them. Hugh protects Willy from Buster Nose, and Willy can read to Hugh and save the day when a hairy spider comes along.
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This giant Big Book edition of Anthony Browne's story of a special friendship is perfect for using with groups of children.
When Willy, literally, bumps into Hugh they both apologise profusely and soon become fast friends. When Willy is bothered by Buster the bully, Hugh is on hand to defuse the situation; and when Hugh is frightened by a "terrifying creature", Willy is able to return the favour.
Anthony Browne's colourful illustrations tell their own story--the picture of the friends gazing at the humans in the cages at the zoo, for instance, speaks volumes. This apparently simple story of friendship works on many levels as Anthony Browne's humour and sympathy for the apparent underdog shines through in both text and illustrations. (Ages 3 and over)
The regular size edition of this book is also available.Review:
"Anthony Browne is one of the most talented artists working in children's books today and it's always exciting to see a new book by him. It is even more exciting when the book in question is about the marvellous character Willy" ( Parents Magazine)
"No one who knows Anthony Browne's work will be surprised to learn that the illustrations are quite wonderful" ( Daily Telegraph)
"Anthony Browne's stunning and masterful drawings, combined with a bizarre sense of humour, make Willy's exploits increasingly compulsive" ( Daily Mail)
"Hurrah! we all say. Willy is back to delight us" ( Books for Keeps)
"Browne is one of those acclaimed picture book authors who never disappoints" ( Sunday Tribune)
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Book Description Red Fox, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-244-65-9663009