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Willy's Pictures

By Anthony Browne
Illustrated by Anthony Browne

Hugely entertaining and informative – a unique art history lesson given by internationally acclaimed children’s book illustrator.

Willy’s pictures look like great works of art, but not quite … for Willy has added himself and his friends to famous paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Vermeer, Manet and many more. Delight in his dazzling portfolio then open the fold-out pages to see the original pictures and learn about the artists who painted them. As Willy knows, every picture tells a story…

  • Both a tour de force of artistic brilliance and an entertaining educational tool...the fold-out section at the back is the perfect device through which to learn about the real paintings.
  • "Each painterly pastiche is an absorbing showcase of surreal twists and awesome skill. An inspired and unique way of introducing children to the history of art." The Independent.

About the author

Anthony Browne is one of the most popular and stylistically distinctive children’s book artists with a number of outstanding titles to his credit. These include five books featuring Willy: Willy the Wimp, Willy the Champ, Willy and Hugh, Willy the Wizard and Willy the Dreamer, as well as Gorilla (Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award); Changes; The Tunnel; I Like Books; Things I Like; Look What I’ve Got!; Piggybook; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Winner of the Kurt Maschler Award); Hansel and Gretel; Zoo (Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal) and King Kong (shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal). He won the illustration section of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award for his services to children’s literature. He lives with his family in Kent.

Awards

2000: Kate Greenaway Medal

Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406313567
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2008
Dimensions: 260 x 300mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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