Willy

Willy 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 becau

  • Title: Willy
  • Author: Geert de Kockere
  • ISBN: 9780802853950
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • Willy

    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 makWilly 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.

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    1. Beverly

      Disclosure: I received an advance copy of this book from Librarything's Early Review ProgramWilly by Geert De KockereSummary: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.What I liked about the book: I liked the message in this book - that [...]

    2. KidsFiction Teton County Library

      Teton County Library Call Number: J Picture De Kockere GJulia's Rating: 5 StarsAs many pictures books will do,the cover of "Willy" drew me in and inspired my to crack open the cover. Who can resist an elephant in a wee-little top hat and a black bow tie? Readers meet Willy, an elephant with "leg like pillars," "a body as big as two," and "two huge ears that flopped in the wind." One might suspect that Willy might feel different or self-conscious because of these attributes, but as the story cont [...]

    3. Maria

      This is a story about Willy the elephant, and the things that made him special. I do like the goal of this book, but I do not like this book. The story starts off withWilly had legs like pillars. Four of them. And a body as big as two. But only one, thank goodness. Two tomatoes, two office buildings, two poodles, a body as big as two what? This question is just hanging there, and it is quite distracting. Quite frequently, the book presents the reader with choppy text that is just not comfortable [...]

    4. Judy

      Top notch illustrations, and an interesting style of language. Hard to know if the language is true in tone to the original which would have been in french. I'm wondering what age group this book is for. The language is not bowing to anybody's rules. For example Willy participates in the elections, using his great bulk to 'push the candidates' and this kind of reference would be quite meaningless to young children. The illustration style is quite sophisticated too, so it comes across as a kind o [...]

    5. Pamela Kramer

      Willy by Geert De Kockere is not your run-of-the mill picture book. It's certainly not a book for very young children, but rather a book for children in third grade and up who will understand the message of the story.Willy is a rather large elephant. He has a ridiculous body -- "huge ears that flapped in the wind" and a tail "with a ridiculous little brush at the end."But the reader finds out that what makes Willy ridiculous also makes him very popular. Willy could listen. "He heard everything. [...]

    6. Michelle

      I enjoyed the message that this story tried to send. You are loveable even if you have some physical characteristics that make you stand out and that you don't like. The story follows Willy the elephant who of course has big ears, a big trunk, big legs, and a tiny little tail. He uses everything to help others; he listens with his ears, he paints with his tail and so on. Unfortunately, Willy just works for others, so the underlying message is if you have some physical imperfections make yourself [...]

    7. Green Bean

      Willy the elephant's walloping waggly ears are perfect for listening with kindness. Legs like Grecian pillars ensure Willy weathers every storm! Willy uses his bigness to scoot dawdling schoolchildren off to school. Willy is very patient and can sit through a whole opera without making a fuss. This particular pachyderm even paints masterpieces with the tiny brush at the tip of his tail. Willy is too busy being wonderful to worry about the occasional tease! Belgian artist Carll Cneuts images in o [...]

    8. Barbara

      With four massive legs, huge ears, and a massive body, Willy still manages to be comfortable in his own skin. Others accept him, and he is included in all sorts of activities. Still, he is content and accepts himself as he is. While the majority of the text revolves around Willy the elephant and his challenges, the final section reminds readers that no matter how different you may think something about you is, at least you don't have all the challenges Willy had. What a great message of self-emp [...]

    9. Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

      Willy is an elephant and all the special and somewhat odd things (size, power, steadiness, skill at listening with two large ears, skill at painting details with his tiny tail) that make him an elephant came in handy for Willy. So, too, can the special and somewhat odd things about each of us come in handy for us all.“And thus Willy went from here to there, from small griefs to big quarrels. To listen to one side and then the other.He visited art and writing groups.To paint.And to dot the i’ [...]

    10. Emily

      It took me a minute to catch on to this book but once I finished reading it I thoroughly enjoyed it. Willy the elephant has legs too wide, ears too big, and a trunk too long. Soon, people start to notice that is "flaws" are extremely helpful. I love the way this book embraces differences and shows the importance of being unique. A great book for students and one I would like to share with students.

    11. Stephanie

      I like the message of the book but I wish the author had a better story the kids could relate to. The reader will admire how dedicated and motivated Willy is even though he obviously has flaws others have a hard time appreciating.

    12. Erin

      Love the illustrations! Hate the book. Maybe it's the translation (and the font), but the words to this book don't catch me. They go on and on. Yes, they have a point, but it takes forever to get there. The illustrations are definitely worth a look, though!

    13. Paula

      Willy the elephant has everything an elephant should have, from four sturdy legs to a tail with a little brush on the end. This book has the message for readers to feel good about themselves although they might have a body part that is not desirable, Willy approaches is at all positive too.

    14. Angela

      Best read-aloud, this unique picture book tells the story of an elephant whose weaknesses are his strenghts. The illustrations are superb, but the story might be lost on some young readers. Try reading it aloud with a small group.

    15. Joella www.cinjoella.com

      This was ok. I liked it, but it felt a little preachy. Good moral though for being okay in your own skin.

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