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Title:
Willy the champ
Author:
Browne, Anthony.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, [1985]

©1985
Summary:
Not very good at sports or fighting, mild-mannered Willy nevertheless proves he's the champ when the local bully shows up.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
240 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.3 0.5 21223.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.9 1 Quiz: 14220 Guided reading level: K.
ISBN:
9780394879079

9780394979076
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Not very good at sports or fighting, mild-mannered Willy nevertheless proves he's the champ when the local bully shows up.


Summary

Not very good at sports or fighting, mild-mannered Willy nevertheless proves he's the champ when the local bully shows up.


Reviews 4

Publisher's Weekly Review

In a double act of Brown's satirical look at the world of wimps and bullies, the first story showcases Willy the chimp as he takes a body-building course and, in the second, if only by accident, Willy is hailed as a hero. "Readers will echo the cheers at the end of this fine and funny book," wrote PW of Champ. Ages 5-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3 In this bright, whimsical and highly visual adventure, Willy (alias ``the wimp''), who thrives on reading, music and quiet walks, fails cheerfully at all sorts of chimpy endeavors. ``Nearly everyone laughed at himno matter what he did.'' Then, by accident, he decks bully Buster and wins the cheers of the massive chimps who had jeered at him. Browne effectively uses his full-color palette of emphatic colors for emphatic situations and portrays Willy's innate equilibrium with constant, realistic hues all the way to his accidental, blushing triumph. There's play on pop culture, with muscle-bound pool-lurkers decked in gold and a flashy dancer in red high heels. Although the book's story line is simple, its visual sophistication makes it most accessible to older picture book readers, who will relate to Willy's self-contained success. This is a Champ for reading aloud in small groups or independently. Carolyn Noah, Worcester Public Library, Mass. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

In a double act of Brown's satirical look at the world of wimps and bullies, the first story showcases Willy the chimp as he takes a body-building course and, in the second, if only by accident, Willy is hailed as a hero. "Readers will echo the cheers at the end of this fine and funny book," wrote PW of Champ. Ages 5-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3 In this bright, whimsical and highly visual adventure, Willy (alias ``the wimp''), who thrives on reading, music and quiet walks, fails cheerfully at all sorts of chimpy endeavors. ``Nearly everyone laughed at himno matter what he did.'' Then, by accident, he decks bully Buster and wins the cheers of the massive chimps who had jeered at him. Browne effectively uses his full-color palette of emphatic colors for emphatic situations and portrays Willy's innate equilibrium with constant, realistic hues all the way to his accidental, blushing triumph. There's play on pop culture, with muscle-bound pool-lurkers decked in gold and a flashy dancer in red high heels. Although the book's story line is simple, its visual sophistication makes it most accessible to older picture book readers, who will relate to Willy's self-contained success. This is a Champ for reading aloud in small groups or independently. Carolyn Noah, Worcester Public Library, Mass. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.