Willoughby & the Lion
By Greg Foley
HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780061547508, 40pp.
Publication Date: February 2009
List Price: $17.99*
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This is the story of Willoughby, whose new house feels too small and very lonely.
It's also the story of an enchanted lion and spectacular wishes come true: of roller coasters, and fast, fast shoes, and enormous crowds of people.
But most of all, it's the story of one important question: What is the most wonderful thing of all?
Award-winning author-illustrator Greg Foley grew up in Austin, Texas, and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. He now designs and creative-directs Visionaire, V Magazine, and VMAN and lives in Greenwich Village, New York. Willoughby & the Lion is the first book in the Willoughby series.
“Foley scores points for unique visual presentation in this sumptuously produced, two-color book...Brassy layers and a sprinkling of stars imply fantastic wealth, leavened with grayscale pixels; the elegant combination of the two basic colors boosts the visual impact exponentially.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Sure to capture children’s fancy.”
“The images in this book stick in the mind’s eye, and may encourage kids to try out different ideas in their pictures.”