Illustrated by :ROLAND GARRIGUE
Imprint:Viking Books for Young Readers
Audience:Children: Age (years) 4 - 8, Grade (US) P - 3
Dimensions:11.31in x 7.38 x 0.39 in | 0.68 lb
Page Count:32 pages
Super commercial! For all fans of Dr. Seuss! There’s tons of broad commercial appeal here with universal themes and a masterfully Seussian sense of rhythm and rhyme.
Timely message! This book is just right for today’s climate, speaking to the divisiveness and hatred in our modern world, and the peace that may be possible if we accept one another’s differences.
Perfect parent-child read-aloud! The rhyme and message impart a valuable lesson in a fun, kid-friendly way that kids and adults will laugh at and learn from together.
Whimsical, bright art! With silly and engaging art bringing the Wills and Won’ts to life, readers will delight in these fantastical creatures; it’s not just the text that feels Seussian.
Praise for The Wills and the Won’ts:
“The rhyming text keeps the Seussian tale moving, and Garrigue’s characters’ facial expressions and body language are easy to read, and his scenes are full of whimsical details. Timely and important.” –
“Garrigue’s acrylic and digital paintings effectively visualize the divide between the Wills and the Won’ts…the catchy, rhythmic rhyming of Woolfe’s text makes this an easy storytime pick…and invites young listeners to consider the problematic real-world walls we keep building.” –
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books