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Willy the Dreamer

Anthony Browne
Illustrator: Anthony Browne

Willy dreams of being a film star, a sumo wrestler, or even a ballet dancer. Willy's dreamland is a gallery of amazing and magical pictures, each one magnificently executed and packed with bananas and slyly surreal details which will intrigue and delight.


The pictures pay homage to famous paintings by the likes of Dali and Magritte, and many famous film and book characters.


Publisher: Walker Books

About the author

Anthony Browne

Children's Laureate 2009-2011
Anthony Browne is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children's books with over forty titles to his name including Gorilla and Willy the Wimp. He was born in Yorkshire and studied graphic arts at Leeds Art College, working as a medical illustrator and an illustrator of greetings cards before his first book was published in 1976. He has gone on to win numerous awards including the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.


Anthony was the Children's Laureate 2009-2011 and used his time in the post to raise the profile of picture books and picture book illustration, as well as the value of supporting children's creativity and imagination.

Anthony Browne
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What families say

Willy books and pictures are easy to teach with and fascinating in that an ordinary person can relate to the stories. Thank you.

Rating: 5 star
wendy lee williams
14 August 2013

Gorilla by Anthony Browne is my favorite book of Anthony's books. In the story gorilla there is a girl named Hannah whose dad never has time to take her any where or even do anything with her. When either Hannah asks dad a question dad always says "maybe tomorrow", but tomorrow dad is always busy. The night before Hannah's birthday Hannah found a parcel on her bed she opend it and found out it was a toy gorilla. in the middle of the night the gorilla comes alive read more by reading the book

Rating: 5 star
Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School
27 April 2012

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