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Where Willy Went by Nicholas Allan

Where Willy Went

by Nicholas Allan

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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 |
Absolutely FABULOUS book to read with your children. My daughter already knew the information contained in the book but it allowed for wonderful conversation. I bought copies for my friends who have children. ( )
  JillEB | Aug 3, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375830308, Hardcover)

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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