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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About Nicholas Allan
Nicholas Allan‘s other books include Jesus’ Christmas Party, Jesus’ Day Off, The Queen’s Knickers, Stories from Hilltop Hospital, and Heaven.
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Nov 30, 2011| 32 Pages| 4-8 years| ISBN 9780375983801