Willy's Pictures by Anthony Browne

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Willy the chimp paints pictures that are tributes to art masterpieces, including "American Gothic," "The Birth of Venus," and "Mona Lisa."
 

About Anthony Browne

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Anthony Browne is the author and illustrator of many highly acclaimed books for children, including "My Dad," a "School Library Journal "Best Book of the Year, and "Gorilla," winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. In 2000 he received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for his contribution to children's literature. He lives in Kent, England.
 
Published October 6, 1999 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Bringing back his favorite chimp once again, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal winner expands on a conceit from Willy the Dreamer (1998), presenting gorillafied pastiches of famous paintings torn from Willy’s sketchbook.

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Magic and soccer mingle in Wizard, which PW praised for its "wry, splendidly detailed pictures and characteristically assured narrative."

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In a double act of Brown's satirical look at the world of wimps and bullies, the first story showcases Willy the chimp as he takes a body-building course and, in the second, if only by accident, Willy is hailed as a hero.

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""Browne deftly adds a subtle sophistication to this affable tale of a friendship between two dissimilar individuals,"" said PW.

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Gr 2-8-Willy, the irrepressible chimp from Willy el campeon (Willy the Champ) and Willy el timido (Willy the Wimp), both from Fondo de Cultura Economica, is at it again.

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And from the moment they view Browne's fetching cover illustration, kids will keep their eyes peeled for the inventively placed bananas in Willy's dream scenes.

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Browne's (Willy the Wimp) fourth book featuring his ingenuous, remarkably human chimp mingles soccer and magic, two topics of indisputable appeal to kids.

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Observant readers will pick up on several recurring motifs, as well as elements from additional paintings: the desolate streetscape in Edward Hopper's Early Sunday Morning is brightened by flowers in a window (a diminutive reproduction of Vincent van Gogh's Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers...

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Glimpsed imagining himself as a painter in Willy the Dreamer, Browne's versatile chimp now takes up the palette in perhaps his most intriguing outing yet. Willy presents his versions of 16-plus famili

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ForeWord Reviews

In Browne’s latest book about Willy, the chimp (or is he a boy?) takes up painting, and produces his own versions of several well known masterpieces.

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