Where Willy Went

Where Willy Went

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A simple introduction to reproduction.

Every single day, Willy, a small sperm, practices for the Great Swimming Race.

But, when the day arrives, will Willy be able to swim faster than his 300 million friends? He'll have to if he stands a chance of meeting the marvellous egg.

Join Willy on his biggest adventure yet!

Hilariously funny, warm, and playful, this is a picture book that appeals to both children and grown-ups.

"Fresh, original, and imaginative. . . . Allan's achievement is in couching fascinating facts within the construct of a gentle, direct narrative. A little knowledge is a wonderful thing, and as the rest of the facts of life fall into place, Allan's readers will look back on this book with a mixture of fondness and wry amusement." -The Guardian
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 202 x 272 x 4mm | 174g
  • Red Fox Picture Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full Colour
  • 0099456486
  • 9780099456483
  • 70,189

Review Text

A wonderful way to introduce the facts of life to young children in a non-threatening, accessible way
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Frank and funny . . . Takes young children, skipping and whooping, out from under the gooseberry bush * Independent * Likeably frank . . . Truthful and informative . . . Use it as a springboard for your own elaboration and discussion * Daily Telegraph * A wonderful way to introduce the facts of life to young children in a non-threatening, accessible way * Right Start * The facts of life are presented to young readers in an accessible format, helped by Nicholas Allan's humorous illustrations * Waterstones Books Quarterly * Hilariously funny, warm, endearing and totally non-threatening - this small masterpiece presents the facts of life to young children in a unique but totally accessible way. A godsend for any parent faced with awkward questions * Parents News *
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About Nicholas Allan

Nicholas Allan studied Fine Art at the Slade and has completed an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. His highly original picture books have won him several awards including the Sheffield Children's Book Award for The Queen's Knickers and the Federation of Children's Books Best Picture Book Award for Demon Teddy. He is also the author of Hilltop Hospital, a book that has been adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series. Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children's books.
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Rating details

452 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 40% (183)
4 30% (136)
3 21% (94)
2 6% (26)
1 3% (13)
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