Willy the chimp loves football and dreams of being a star player.
But he doesn't have any boots so he's never been picked for the team.
Then, one evening, Willy meets a mysterious stranger and his luck begins to change ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 32 pages, 32 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 07/08/2003
- Category: Picture books
- ISBN: 9780552549356
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Review by paulaanweiler
This story takes you on a journey to becoming a great soccer player by realizing what you can achieve on your own.
Review by klsulliv
How many people think that they are lucky? Willy the Wizard thinks he is one of those people because he has been blessed with boots from a stranger. He felt that the boots brought him the ability to play soccer very well. He thought the boots were magic because he just played fantastically! On the day of the big game, Willy was running late. Naturally, he forgot his boots! Willy was sure he was going to play horribly because he did not have his original boots the stranger had given him. Until he actually started to play. Willy realized that the boots he had were not what made him good at soccer; it was himself. He never once considered that maybe he was just a great soccer player. This book reflects upon confidence. Children should have confidence in themselves because they are capable of so much. It is their actions that count because they are physically doing something; therefore, their actions cannot just be acquired from an object that they feel is magical or lucky. Willy never even considered that he had the capability to be good enough to play soccer, he just automatically assumed the boots gave him "powers" to be great at it. Things happen for a reason. Maybe Willy seeing that stranger that actually gave him the boots was what he needed to get him to actually tryout and play for the soccer team.