This is the story of Willoughby, whose new house feels too small and very lonely.
It's also the story of an enchanted lion and spectacular wishes come true: of roller coasters, and fast, fast shoes, and enormous crowds of people.
But most of all, it's the story of one important question: What is the most wonderful thing of all?
Award-winning author-illustrator Greg Foley grew up in Austin, Texas, and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. He now designs and creative-directs Visionaire, V Magazine, and VMAN and lives in Greenwich Village, New York. Willoughby & the Lion is the first book in the Willoughby series.
|File size:||8 MB|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Award-winning author-illustrator Greg Foley grew up in Austin, Texas, and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. He now designs and creative-directs Visionaire, V Magazine, and VMAN and lives in Greenwich Village, New York. He is also the author-illustrator of Willoughby & the Lion and Willoughby & the Moon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Willoughby and The Lion is a great book to read to your class or child. I read this to my 4th grade writing class to show them how their stories can evoke emotion and teach a life lesson - This book is thought provoking and beautiful. The illustrations are fantastic; my class loved the use of only black, white, and gold. At the end of the book the revelation of a True Friend being the greatest wish was powerful. In my classes' narratives, we now can show how we as people have changed for the better through our life experiences.
Sometimes doing the right thing: something for others, is hard. This is a delightful book about Willoughby, an ambitious young boy who doesn't care at all for his new surroundings and a considerate and considerable lion who sits upon a rock waiting for his chance for freedom while doling out 10 wishes. From these simple and lovely pages, we are reminded: when we give to others, we also get something ourselves. For older children, it's easy for them to read this story to their younger audience. The rhythm flows. The words, while not cute or simple, have a wonderful cadence. For the audience, it's a great treat for everyone. Especially at the end. Sometimes authors take a chance when they do their own art. Not so in Willoughby and the Lion. Greg Foley has woven the story and its art into not only a truly unique feast for the eyes, but also as an artistic lesson in counting for the younger readers. I have three children, 11, 8 and 5. They all ask for it to be read again. And even my oldest, claims his own page when counting out the lion's wishes. It's a beautiful book with a beautiful message. You can't go wrong. We look forward to more adventures of Willouhby and the Lion.