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The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston

The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston | Book Spotlight

The Children’s Book Review | September 27, 2015

The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston: An Ordinary Pet with Extraordinary Adventures, written by Donna Maguire

Age Range: 6-8

Paperback: 32 pages

The Wacky World of Silly Willy WinstonAbout The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston: An Ordinary Pet with Extraordinary Adventures

As the first book in the Silly Willy Winston Children’s Book Series, young readers are introduced to Silly Willy Winston, the steadfast friend, and unlikely hero of the series. Silly Willy Winston is a Basset Hound with the biggest ears ever, a stout frame, huge paws, and a super large snout. These traits can seem a bit awkward at first since he trips over his ears and paws often which can make him a bit of a clown. However, young readers are taken along with Silly Willy Winston on a journey of self-discovery, awareness, and acceptance. Along with Silly Willy Winston, they learn that while these traits can seem a bit awkward at times — they are just what he needs to help his friends to overcome fears, embrace challenges and have amazing adventures. You see, Silly Willy Winston uses these traits to take on a variety of secret identities. What are these secret identities? You need to read the book to find out.

Ages 6-8 | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-1514868966

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About Donna Maguire

I have always been a fan of children, curiosity, and imagination. After a personal loss, I left the advertising business behind to care for my grandbabies in Nevada. As I have done with my daughter Kaitlin, my niece and nephews I read to them often.

I loved seeing the reactions of my grandbabies as the characters came to life. I also believe that the love of reading is more nurture than nature. Something happened when having a new audience to read to—I was given a wonderful gift—my childlike wonder and curiosity were returned to me. It seemed only natural to make full use of this gift, to harness it and pursue my life-long passion for writing children’s books. With my grandbabies as muses what better time to start?

My Basset Hound, ‘Silly Willy Winston’ with the biggest ears ever, super large snout and huge heart provided ideal fodder as the main character in a children’s book series. He embodies all the qualities we hope for our children, including self-discovery, awareness, and acceptance, along with love, compassion and friendship. By nature, Silly Willy Winston is naturally curious, loves to follow trails and great at finding things. He is after all a Basset Hound. This makes him perfect for nurturing a child’s wonder for all the world’s amazing creatures, places, cultures, and mysteries.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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    September 27, 2015
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    September 27, 2015
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    September 27, 2015
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    September 27, 2015
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    September 29, 2015
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    October 1, 2015
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    Thank You

    October 15, 2015

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