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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.

Comments
  • Some kind of super hero or ninja.

    October 15, 2015
    • I would want my secret identity to have the means to give to others anonymously where it would make a difference.

      October 15, 2015
  • I would want my secret identity to have the means to give to others anonymously where it would make a difference.

    October 15, 2015
  • I would be a detective and solve mysteries.

    October 16, 2015
  • If I had a secret identity I would love to be a doctor. That way where ever we traveled I could help people if they needed it.

    October 17, 2015
  • If I had a secret identity I would be a detective and solve mysteries. I would love to find all the clues to solving the mystery. So interesting!!!

    October 17, 2015
  • Butterflay

    October 17, 2015
  • I think I would like to be an invisible problem solver. The possibilities of helping people would be so rewarding!

    October 17, 2015
  • My secret identity would be a CIA spy!

    October 18, 2015
  • My secret identity would be a super hero with healing powers.

    October 18, 2015
  • My secret identity would be solving mysteries.

    October 18, 2015
  • my secret identity would be a supergranny!

    October 18, 2015
  • My secret identity would be a good witch who could make children’s dreams come true.

    October 19, 2015
  • I would be a secret agent!

    October 20, 2015
  • I would be a cab driver. I think they must hear some very interesting things.

    October 20, 2015
  • I’d love to be a secret spy like 007 with invisibility. That would be interesting!

    October 23, 2015
  • Super hero

    October 23, 2015
  • I would be a philanthropist.

    October 24, 2015
  • My secret identity would be an omniscient being of some sort.

    October 24, 2015
  • If I had a secret identity it would be to give to others that didn’t have so they couldn’t know who was giving to them.

    October 25, 2015
  • If I had a secret identity, it would be “Secret Santa” to help others in need.

    October 25, 2015
  • My secret identity would be to give students confidence in their abilities.

    October 25, 2015
  • It would be to be a brilliant medical scientist

    October 25, 2015
  • honestly, spiderman. 🙂

    October 25, 2015
  • Id be a russian spy and assassin.

    October 26, 2015
  • If I had a secret identity, I would be some type of super hero who could see the future and manipulate time.

    October 26, 2015
  • If I had a secret identity, I would love to be a veterianarian

    October 26, 2015
  • My secret Identity would be the school wizard helper to give books, bookbag, supplies and help with scholarship for a wonderful & bright future ! Thanks for the chance.

    October 26, 2015
  • Santa Claus year round

    October 26, 2015
  • My secret identity would be a wink traveler. I hate to travel but want to see my grandkids all the time. I have 2 in New Zealand, 1 an hour away, 3 4hrs away and 3 that live 1 mile away . It would be so awesome to just blink and be there to spend the day with them or bring them back home with me.

    October 26, 2015

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