Willy the Wimp

Willy wouldn't hurt a fly - he even apologises when someone hits him. The suburban gorillas call him Willy the Wimp. Then, one day, Willy answers a bodybuilding advertisement - with hilarious results

Author: Anthony Browne


ISBN: 9781406356410

Category: Assertiveness in children

Page: 32

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Willy wouldn't hurt a fly - he even apologises when someone hits him. The suburban gorillas call him Willy the Wimp. Then, one day, Willy answers a bodybuilding advertisement - with hilarious results

Writing Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners K 8

Ms. Ramos came to class with Willy the Wimp, a book by one of the students' favorite authors, Anthony Browne (1984), which is about how a gorilla, Willy, who was very timid, tries to change his nature through self- help activities.

Author: Susan Davis Lenski

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606236660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 193

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Many English language learners (ELLs) require extra support to become successful writers. This book helps teachers understand the unique needs of ELLs and promote their achievement by adapting the effective instructional methods they already know. Engaging and accessible, the book features standards-based lesson planning ideas, examples of student work, and 15 reproducible worksheets, rubrics, and other useful materials. It describes ways to combine instruction in core skills with ample opportunities to write and revise in different genres. Invaluable guidance is provided for assessing ELLs' writing development at different grade levels and language proficiency levels. This book will be valuable for teachers in general education and ESL classrooms; literacy specialists and coaches; graduate students in literacy and ESL programs. It will also serve as a text in graduate-level courses such as Writing Instruction, Teaching English Language Learners, and Teaching English as a Second Language.

Ways of Being Male

As Willy gradually transforms his body from a skinny diminutive male his confidence soars, his love life improves, ... I can order people about ... kick sand in THEIR faces ... talk VERY LOUDLY” As with The Man, Willy the Wimp draws ...

Author: John Stephens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135363919

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 295

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Given the substantial impact of feminism on children’s literature and culture during the last quarter century, it comes as no surprise that gender studies have focused predominantly on issues of female representation. The question of how the same patriarchal ideology structured representations of male bodies and behaviors was until very recently a marginal discussion. Now that masculinity has emerges as an overt theme in children’s literature and film, critical consideration of the subject is timely, if not long overdue Ways of Being Male addresses this new concern in an unprecedented collection of essays examining how contemporary debates about masculinity are reflected in fiction and film for young adults. An outstanding team of scholars elucidates the ways in which different versions of male identity are constructed and presented to young audiences. The contributors, drawn from a variety of academic disciplines, employ international discourses in literary criticism, feminism, social sciences, film theory, psychoanalytic criticism, and queer theory in their wide-ranging exploration of male representation. With its illuminating array of perspectives, this pioneering survey brings a long neglected subject into sharp focus.

Children s Books and Their Creators

... Willy the Wimp ( 1984 ) , a hilarious tale midable talent in the field of multicultural books for that spoofs the ... P.D.s. chimpanzee who remains as timid as ever despite a beefed - up physique ( followed a year later by Willy the ...

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395653807

Category: Reference

Page: 860

View: 101

Features autobiographical vignettes by popular children's authors and offers more than eight hundred short articles covering every aspect of children's books, their themes, and their creators

The Essential Guide to Children s Books and Their Creators

Many notable works followed , among them the deceptively simple but unsettling Bear Hunt ( 1979 ) and the more ominous Bear Goes to Town ( 1982 ) ; Willy the Wimp ( 1984 ) , a hilarious tale that spoofs the physical fitness craze by ...


Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547348896

Category: Reference

Page: 564

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Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.

Inside Picture Books

On the other hand , Willy's apology to a telephone pole at the end of Willy the Wimp renders the phrase nonsensical . At night under stars and a full moon , a black cityscape serves as backdrop , and Willy is harassed by a " suburban ...

Author: Ellen Handler Spitz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300084764

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 260

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Exploring the profound impact of the experience of reading to children, Spitz discusses well-known children's books and reveals how they transmit psychological wisdom, convey moral lessons, shape tastes, and implant subtle prejudices. 23 illustrations.

Exploring Student Response to Contemporary Picturebooks

Anita: And do you know what I remember that in Willy the Champ or Willy the Wimp there was one banana on the picture. Hannah: There was one banana in Willy the Wimp and two bananas in Willy the Champ. Jeffrey: When, um, in Willy the ...

Author: Sylvia Pantaleo

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442692669

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Despite being a source of continuing interest to educational scholars, research into the literary understanding of elementary school students has emphasized written materials over multimodal mediums such as picturebooks. Focusing on students in Grades one and five, this book describes children's interpretations of and responses to a variety of contemporary picturebooks, specifically those books that employ Radical Change characteristics and metafictive devices. In dealing with picturebooks, Sylvia Pantaleo seeks to show the ways in which literature teaches artistic codes and conventions, critical thinking skills, visual literacy skills, and interpretative strategies. Aside from investigating specific picturebooks, Pantaleo discusses the broader implications of reading, viewing, and creating print and digital texts in schools. These exercises, she argues, reflect the changing nature of communication and representation in the world of elementary school students. Incorporating postmodernism, social constructivism, and other theoretical frameworks, Pantaleo contextualizes her research and examines ways in which literature highlights broader social and cultural characteristics. An extensively researched look at the pedagogical value of literature in the classroom, this book introduces new dimensions to discussions of contemporary picturebooks in elementary education and the social nature of intertextuality.

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Childhood in Contemporary Britain

As a coda, let me briefly juxtapose Willy the Wimp with a beloved 1936 American classic by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, called The Story of Ferdinand, which also deals with gentleness in boys. The differences are legion, ...

Author: Sandra Dinter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315313359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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In the light of the complex demographic shifts associated with late modernity and the impetus of neo-liberal politics, childhood continues all the more to operate as a repository for the articulation of diverse social and cultural anxieties. Since the Thatcher years, juvenile delinquency, child poverty, and protection have been persistent issues in public discourse. Simultaneously, childhood has advanced as a popular subject in the arts, as the wealth of current films and novels in this field indicates. Focusing on the late twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries, this collection assembles contributions concerned with current political, social, and cultural dimensions of childhood in the United Kingdom. The individual chapters, written by internationally renowned experts from the social sciences and the humanities, address a broad spectrum of contemporary childhood issues, including debates on child protection, school dress codes, the media, the representation and construction of children in audiovisual media, and literary awards for children’s fiction. Appealing to a wide scholarly audience by joining perspectives from various disciplines, including art history, education, law, film and TV studies, sociology, and literary studies, this volume endorses a transdisciplinary and meta-theoretical approach to the study of childhood. It seeks to both illustrate and dismantle the various ways in which childhood has been implicitly and explicitly conceived in different disciplines in the wake of the constructivist paradigm shift in childhood studies.

Young Readers and Their Books

Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne, Magnet Poor, lonely Willy is frightened of everybody. When the suburban gorilla gang picks on him and call him Willy the Wimp, he decides that enough is enough and action is called for.

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134120494

Category: Education

Page: 148

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Children s Literature in the Classroom

Willy the Wimp (2008e) Willy tries body building. Willy the Wizard (2003b) Willy plays soccer. Willy the Champ (2008d) Willy is bullied. Hansel and Gretel (2008b) a retelling of the fairytale. Changes (2008a) Objects turn into other ...

Author: Diane M. Barone

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606239406

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

View: 647

Many reading programs today overlook an essential component of literacy instruction—helping children develop an enduring love of reading. This authoritative and accessible guide provides a wealth of ideas for incorporating high-quality children's books of all kinds into K–6 classrooms. Numerous practical strategies are presented for engaging students with picturebooks, fiction, nonfiction, and nontraditional texts. Lively descriptions of recommended books and activities are interspersed with invaluable tips for fitting authentic reading experiences into the busy school day. Every chapter concludes with reflection questions and suggestions for further reading. The volume also features reproducible worksheets and forms.