Monday 15 July 2019

Follow The Breadcrumbs - Chris Stead - The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly Book 2

Follow The Breadcrumbs
The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly Book 2
Chris Stead
Old Mate Media
ISBN 9781925638370

This is an interesting story. I have read it and reread it with my youngest child. She enjoyed it immensely. The illustrations are fun. And the story is creative. But for a picture book every page is the same layout. It is one big picture with a white bar on the right-hand side and the text centered both vertically and horizontally on the white space. Some words are either red or green for emphasis. I believe the layout and design could use some work.

But that being said and it is a fun story. Willy Nilly seems to get in trouble a lot. At the beginning of the book it is for a mess in his room. At the end for an even bigger mess in the yard. But Willy loves the outdoors, loves animals, and has some interesting ideals, even if they may not be the most well through out. He does take responsibility for his actions and tries to make things right.

My concern with the book is that a lot of children and parents are not aware that bread is not good for waterfowl. That it causes problems for the birds in quantities and for the ecosystem. And many with out knowledge will have this book reinforce the idea of feeding these birds bread.

Overall a fun story with goo illustrations. And an interesting character. We look forward to checking out some of the other Willy Nilly books.

Books by Chris Stead:
Willy Nilly Books:

The Little Green Boat
Follow The Breadcrumbs
The Fastest Kid in the World
Christmas Chimney Challenge


Other Books:
Adam Exitus
Nintendo Switch Insiders Guide
Jasper the Very Lucky Little Kitten
My Birthday Cake Needs A New Home
Trouble at the Zoo
Can you See The magic?
A Very Strange Zoo
The Making of Monument Valley


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