Willy's Dad

Author(s): Scott Tulloch

New Zealand

Willy is a fairly average small boy, who lives at home with his Mum and Dad. While Mum is very sensible and holds a very responsible job, Willy's Dad is not quite normal. His boundless enthusiasm is a pain in Willy's butt, and poor Willy is getting used to being embarrassed in front of all the other children at kindergarten. But when Willy's Mum goes away on a business trip, leaving his father to look after Willy, it's not long before Dad is out of control. In a heart-warming and delightfully comic story of role reversal, it soon becomes apparent that Wee Willy is one very cool little toddler, and his Dad is the one that needs looking after. But despite the frustrations and embarrassment, there's really no-ne quite like Dad, and the love and strong bond between Willy and his bumbling but well-meaning father provides a poignant counterpoint to the boisterous and comid illustrations. A charming and endearing first book which is fun for Dads and children to share. First published August 2007


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Commended for BPANZ Book Design Awards: Children's Book 2008. Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Russell Clark Award 2008.

Scott Tulloch is a professional artist and illustrator who lives and works in Martinborough. This will be his first book. Any resemblance between Willy's Dad and his brother-in-law is purely coincidental.

General Fields

  • : 9781869506315
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
  • : June 2007
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823
  • : Picture storybooks
  • : Colour illustrations
  • : Scott Tulloch
  • : Paperback