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Citizen Review: Willy and the Spider by Rita Hestand

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By Deborah Hockenberry
Published: April 14, 2009

http://www.bonnieeverett-hawkes.com/images/willycover1.jpg Willy and the Spider

by Rita Hestand (Author), Bonnie Everett-Hawkes (Illustrator)

Reading Level: Ages 1 – 7

32 pages

Publisher: Writer’s Exchange E-Publishing

Are you afraid of things that are different?  Willy isn’t.  He loves to swim in the pond.  In fact, he likes to swim more than anything in the world!

One hot day, Willie waddled down to the pond but something was wrong! None of the other farm animals would come with him. They were afraid that something strange was in the water and they warned him not to go. But Willie couldn’t hear them because he is hard of hearing.

Everything looked so different at the pond that day. But Willie forged on and made a new friend–one that none of the other farm animals had to be afraid of.

This adorable story brought to us from Rita Hestand, shows even the youngest readers that people who are a little ‘different’ from themselves can still be good friends.

You can find purchasing information at the publishers website at:  http://www.readerseden.com.

*Titles featured in the Citizen Review category have not been reviewed by The Children’s Book Review, and reflect the thoughts of moms, dads, grandparents, or lovers of children’s literature.

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