Willy the DreamerPaperback
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- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 32 pages
- Dimensions: 252mm x 296mm x 6mm | 1,542g
- Publication date: 6 October 2008
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1406313572
- ISBN 13: 9781406313574
- Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
- Sales rank: 9,323
This is a stunning Willy book with spectacular, surreal paintings - by one of the most acclaimed of all picture book artists. Willy loves to dream. He dreams that he's a film star, a sumo wrestler, a ballet dancer, a painter, an explorer, a famous writer, a scuba diver...Sometimes he dreams that he can't run but he can fly. He dreams he's a giant or he's tiny, a beggar or a king, in a strange landscape or all at sea. He dreams of fierce monsters and super heroes, of the past and, sometimes, the future. Willy's dreamland is a gallery of amazing and magical pictures, each one magnificently executed and packed with bananas and slyly surreal details that cannot fail to intrigue and delight. The pictures pay homage to famous paintings by the likes of Dali, Magritte and Henri Rousseau, as well as film and book characters and much more.
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Anthony Browne is one of the most popular and stylistically distinctive children's book artists with a number of outstanding titles to his credit. These include six books featuring Willy: Willy the Wimp, Willy the Champ, Willy and Hugh, Willy the Wizard, Willy the Dreamer and Willy's Pictures, as well as Gorilla (Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award); Changes; The Tunnel; I Like Books; Things I Like; Look What I've Got!; Piggybook; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Winner of the Kurt Maschler Award); Hansel and Gretel; Zoo (Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal) and King Kong (shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal). He was the winner of the illustration section of the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Award.
"* "Quite remarkable. A work of art in itself, this book will entertain and fascinate a wide age-range as well as the adults who read it." The Good Book Guide"