Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne

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Illus. in full color. "This particular wimp is a chimp, making for riotous pictures as we see the preppy-looking Willy being hassled by a gang of apes and finding his salvation in a Charles Atlas-type ad featuring a muscle-bound gorilla. Willy sends away for the book and soon becomes monkey enough to take on the gang when they attack his heartthrob, Millie. Browne's skillfully executed artwork has a crisp, polished look. Delicious tongue-in-cheek humor."—Booklist.
 

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Published January 1, 1984 by Walker Books. 24 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Willie (of Willy the Wimp) is a small, meek, and peaceable gorilla, a wimp in a world full of showoffs and bullies.

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To spoof the body-building mania, Browne gives us sheepish, stoop-shouldered, weakling chimpanzee Willy, who's forever saying "" 'I'm sorry,' even when it wasn't his fault."" Called a wimp by ""the suburan gorilla gang"" (this British suburb, be advised, is a concrete wasteland), Willy sets out t...

Mar 01 1985 | Read Full Review of Willy the Wimp

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The appealing Willy the Wimp (1984) is back, still a left- out little chimp in a world of sturdy gorillas--at least until he literally runs into huge Hugh.

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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 acciden

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

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The well-intentioned ape who starred in Willy the Wimp and Willy the Champ is back, spiffily attired in his sweater vest and polka-dot tie.

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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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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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