Monday, 5 May 2014

Review: 'The Willies' by Ethan Crownberry

The Willies by Ethan Crownberry, 2007,, $8.06, softbound, 80 pages. Category/Genre: mainstream. Cover: good. Where we got it: author. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million. 

Told in rhyme, this book is the result of the author's own experience with 'the willlies,' that feeling you get when you're scared without any real reason to be. In this book, the willies are real creatures determined to scare you. 

The story takes place on Halloween night, when a 12-year-old boy is walking home by himself. The artwork, all black-and-white, is smooth and attractive, and the rhymes are often clever, although the book is rather long. 

One nit to pick: the author uses the word 'passed' when he means 'past.' 

An unusual and interesting book. 

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