Thursday, October 14, 2010

Willy and Hugh

Willy and Hugh

Written and Illustrated by Anthony Browne

Published by Red Fox Children's Books

Anthony Brown's slightly neurotic but ultimately laid back Chimpanzee hero Willy is a real oddity. He's a personable little chap, he dresses nattily and always polishes his shoes - but he has no friends. 
That's until he (literally) runs into Hugh, a gigantic gorilla who's a big softy at heart. 

The rest is a tale of how Willy and Hugh's friendship builds from humble beginnings. A touching tale with Browne's trademark bonkers surreal simian-flavoured artwork punctuating the very simple but effective text. 

Charlotte's best bit: The return of none other than Buster Nose!

Daddy's favourite bit: The joggers - the picture really reminds me of an old Madness album cover. 

Rating: 3 out of 5

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