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Where Willy Went by Nicholas Allan

Where Willy Went

by Nicholas Allan

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The theme of this book was the journey of how a baby is born. The story starts with explaining what a sperm and egg is. Also, the story shows with pictures where the sperm and egg live. The book is cute but very odd. I can see why it is a banned book and the reason parents would have a problem with it. The book is very informative but very awkward for teachers to read to children. This book would be a great way for parents to explain sex and how babies are made. I wouldn't read this to my class because it isn't my place to explain how babies are made. The book does an excellent job explaining it, from the beginning of the book we follow the journey of the sperm. Then we get to see how a baby is formed. It explains how it takes a father's sperm and the mother's egg to make a baby. Very cute book but not appropriate to read in the classroom. ( )
  Emorrison | Sep 28, 2016 |
Brilliant story that explains how babies are created without being too detailed. A very fun book to read.
  jdevenish | Jan 13, 2014 |
Willy, along with his rival Butch and about 300 million other sperm in Mr. Browne are preparing for the big race to the prize (egg) in Mrs. Browne. Willy is an excellent swimmer and when the race arrives, he is the first to burrow into the soft egg. The egg grows and so does Mrs. Browne's belly until a baby girl, Edna, is born - who happens to be a good swimmer too. Nice, light introduction to the reproductive cycle for children, and Willy is darn cute. If you need a book with more details and correct terminology, check out How you were Born by Joanna Cole. On a side note, the book is dedicated to the singer, Rod Stewart. Challenged/Restricted because: (asked to be removed from the Children's area because) Willy is a sperm and the book is about sex. ( )
  DiamondDog | Mar 29, 2013 |
A story if a little sperm's big adventure.

Genre: fiction
Age(s): 7-12
  feboudre | Oct 25, 2011 |
LOVE this book! A little sperm who isn't good at a lot of things, but because he is good at swimming, he's the one! Very funny and usefule, too. ( )
  oapostrophe | Jun 28, 2010 |
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Never before have the facts of life been presented in such an accessible—or novel—way. Our hero is Willy, a little sperm who lives inside Mr. Browne with 300 million friends. Every day Willy practices for the Great Swimming Race. And when the day arrives, he swims faster than his 300 million friends to win the prize—a marvelous egg. Then something wonderful happens, and eventually Mr. and Mrs. Browne have a baby girl who has the same winning smile as Willy and who grows up to be a great swimmer.

Hilariously funny, warm, and endearing, this is a picture book that appeals on different levels to both children and grown-ups.

“Fresh, original, and imaginative. . . . Allan’s achievement is in couching fascinating facts within the construct of a gentle, direct narrative. A little knowledge is a wonderful thing, and as the rest of the facts of life fall into place, Allan’s readers will look back on this book with a mixture of fondness and wry amusement.” —The Guardian (UK)

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A sperm named Willy, his main rival Butch, and millions of other sperm take part in the Great Swimming Race to the body of Mrs. Browne.

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