Willy and the Cloud

By Anthony Browne

From the former Children's Laureate and twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal comes a stunning and perceptive story about facing your fears.

From the former Children's Laureate and twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal comes a stunning and perceptive story about worry and anxiety, featuring his much loved chimp, Willy. One day Willy goes to the park. It’s a sunny day, but a cloud hovers over him and he can't join in the fun. What can Willy do to make this mysterious cloud go away? Exceptional illustrations combined with the insightful story makes this an essential book for young children.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406366969
  • Published: 01 Sep 2016
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 250 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'An insightful exploration of anxiety, emotions and facing your fears, told in an engaging, accessible style.' The Bookseller

'Browne handles depression and anxiety from a fully accessible child-friendly perspective, creating a gentle, perceptive story full of insight and understanding and offering a positive resolution to a sensitive subject. beautiful, eye-catching illustrations add extra depth to the story making this an invaluable tool for parents, teacher and the youngest children.' Lancashire Evening Post

'This brilliant portrayal of what it feels like to have depression or anxiety shows a young mind how their ‘cloud of sorrow’ can hold them captive until they realise that it will go by learning to face their fears. A great book to share in the classroom.' South Wales Evening Post

'An insightful look at childhood fears from this award-winning author and illustrator.' Booktrust

'“This latest picture book about the lovable Willy will delight the threes-plus and make them smile, even in cloudy February.”' Newbury Weekly News

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