The Adventures Of Willy & Nilly

The Adventures Of Willy & Nilly

by Diane Giurco


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ISBN-13: 9781438911342
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 11/05/2008
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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The Adventures Of Willy & Nilly 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
swordgod More than 1 year ago
It's no secret that I am a fan of children's books. Unlike the sometimes depressingly morbid stories that are regularly churned out for adult readers, children's literature occupy a wonderful space for the curious and wide-eyed reader. The Adventures of Willy and Nilly fits the bill nicely. I, like the children who this book is written for, enjoy an innocent romp. And a wonderful romp it is! The Adventures of Willy and Nilly is a beautifully illustrated picture book that invites children to join Willy and his sister Nilly on their fun-filled adventures. When Willy and Nilly go out to have a lunch in the woods one day, they discover many surprises waiting for them. Each adventure leads to another making for a worthwhile read. With all the interesting characters and delightful episodes, younger children are sure to enjoy it. In fact, I am making it a point to read this book to my little niece. I highly recommend this book to parents with very young children who are just starting to learn to read and look forward seeing more Willy and Nilly adventure books in the future.
mark31 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, a fresh new approach to a children's book. My son enjoyed it and is still enjoying it, I lost count. I loved it too the illustrations are packed with more than meets the eye, the first time around. Lets see a sequel.............
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great fun very exciting we loved it
Kelly106 More than 1 year ago
My little sister was just in a Christmas play at school and I wanted to get her a little something to make it special. The pictures on the cover of this book really caught my eye and made me wonder more about it. I figured if it seemed interesting to me she would love it too. Plus, my sister loves animals so that is an added bonus. My sister absolutely loves the book and is constantly asking me to read it with her. Every time we read it, she is as excited as she was the first time. THIS BOOK IS GREAT!!!
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NinaBrock222 More than 1 year ago
What a great book. I read this book to my daughter and she absolutely loves it. I highly recommend this book to all parents looking for a sweet story for their children.
JL08 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book to share with your children and every child in your life. Beautiful pictures, heartwarming story and a happy ending!
joro2473 More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift..It is a very nice book, a great story..My children love reading this book, and they love the beautiful illustrations!!! I would highly reccommend this book for children ages 4, and up...we are hoping for another Willy & Nilly story to follow!! I give this A+++++++++++ all around!!!
pscp_janeway More than 1 year ago
Before I even started to read "The Adventures of Willy & Nilly", I flipped through it and was quickly drawn to the illustrations. Then, when I'd finished the story, I went back and studied the illustrations again. Each page has a unique blend of what looks like water colors and computer generated images. I imagine that if I was this captivated by the pages, that there's no doubt youngsters will be fascinated by the drawings as well. As for the story itself, the topic is something of great interest to children: kittens! Specifically, the story addresses the age old questions: 'Can we keep them?' and 'What will happen to the kittens without their Mommy Cat?' I was impressed that the story teaches the readers something of kitten care, though of course in simple enough terms for a child to understand it. Some children's curiosity might even be peeked that they would want to learn more about bee stings and animal care. This is not a story your child will read once and never again. I didn't even read it just once! Rather, I predict that many beginner readers will make a favorite of 'The Adventures of Willy & Nilly."
ScullyLovePromo More than 1 year ago
Medford, New York children's author Diane Giurco has written a fanciful story for children ages 4 and up, published by AuthorHouse and cutely and colourfully illustrated by Diane's husband Mario Giurco, called The Adventures of Willy & Nilly. Willy and Nilly are a brother and sister who live on a farm with their Momma and Poppa in Ol'Kalucky, Kentucky. Willy and Nilly have a dog named Quilly, a cat named Milly, a goat named Billy and a big old cow named Lillie. Inspired by Giurco's own great love for animals, The Adventures of Willy & Nilly teaches children about kindness, responsibility, patience and general knowledge about the care of kittens. One day, Willy and Nilly embark on a hike in the woods - without any adult supervision which seems a bit suspicious in these times and perhaps doesn't set a very good example for children - toting their picnic basket. They look for the perfect place to lay their blanket and set up their picnic site for lunch and then Willy decides he's going to climb a tree, only to end up getting stung by bees! Fortunately, Nilly read a book about American Indians that taught her what to do if you get stung by a bee and she packs Willy's hands with mud. A sudden thunder storm drives Willy and Nilly into an abandoned fort where they find a litter of kittens but no mommy cat. They decide to go to their Aunt Tilly's house to ask her what to do about them because she has eight cats of her own. Aunt Tilly gives the children some sound advice about what the kittens will need and all Willy and Nilly have to do is convince their parents to let them keep them! My niece Erika and nephew Ethan really enjoyed this story and being the animal lovers they are, their favourite part was when Willy and Nilly found the kittens. They would love nothing more than to be able to have a kitten but unfortunately, my sister is allergic to them, so instead they have a dog, two turtles, a hermit crab, two beta fish, two gerbils, two tree frogs, and a green anole and I keep two rats for them. There comes a time when it's just not realistic and there's not enough space to keep any more pets! Willy and Nilly are afraid their parents are going to think the same thing. This is a sweet story if not a little fact, it's more like a fairy tale in that two young children are allowed to play alone together in the woods far from home and everything ends very happily with the two of them blowing bubbles on their porch. This is definitely what life should be like for children and there was a time when we lived like this. When I was a child (in the late 60's and early 70's), I played in the woods about a mile from my parents' house, and they never worried about us. Sadly, we don't live in that world any more. But for just a few moments while reading Diane Giurco's book, we can remember what it was like when we could! And you know what, it was magical!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago