Article Title

Willy and the Cloud


Ariel Woodbury


Excellent, Anthony Browne, Preschool, Fear, Chimpanzee, Clouds, Park

Document Type

Book Review


Willy decides to go to the park. With only one tiny cloud in the sky, Willy isn't worried, but as Willy walks, the cloud seems to follow him and grow bigger. By the time Willy gets there, the cloud is too troubling to enjoy the park, even though no one else seems to mind. Forced to go home, he closes the curtains to avoid the ever-present cloud. When he opens them again, the cloud is gone—or so he thinks until he goes back outside. Unable to take it any longer, he stands up to the cloud and is able to enjoy the cool rain.