Willy the dreamer


The protagonist dreams of being lots of different things. This book looks at some of his dreams.


The minimal text in this book encourages exploration of the layered and inter-textual illustrations presented throughout in the variety of Willy’s dreams. Though representation of gender is not to the forefront of the text, the variety of Willy’s dreams, including that of being a ballet dancer, is important, as it is the act of dreaming, not stereotypically associated with boys in children’s literature.

Edited by: Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture Studies (Ireland)

Author(s): Browne, Anthony

Illustrator(s): Browne, Anthony

Publisher: Walker Books

City: London

Year: 1997

Pages: 22

ISBN: 9780744549720

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Diversity, Identity, Male characters

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