May 29, 2017

Recent Reads: Willie Out West by Rhond Walker

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Willie Out WestWillie Out West bu Rhonda Walker
Publisher:  WestBow Press
Publication Date:  June 1, 2013

Format: Ebook


Goodreads Synopsis: 
Young Willie Walrus leaves his ice home to travel on an adventure to Big West, where the town's citizens desperately need help. Arriving to cheers, he quickly runs into Old Walter, the One-Eyed Whale. Colorful illustrations and action take readers to an old West town where the citizens expect Willie to save them. Can he?
Willie is a walrus who is frustrated having to do the same things all the time - swimming and playing, he wants to do something more exciting. One day after coming home from swimming and playing he is invited to save a town from a bossy whale. The story follows him as he figures out how to handle the problem and his return home. 

This was a very short story geared toward young readers. It had a bunch of different sea life animals in it and the story was a cute one. The pictures throughout were vibrant and his adventure was fun and exciting.  I think that because it was for younger readers there were bits of information left out of the story. For example, Willie gets home and is content in his life now and listens better but the book doesn't really talk about why or this thought process on that.  I also found it a bit frightening that the young boy decided to leave his home with a stranger on a whim... that was scary for me as a parent-age reader. I think there could have been a lesson there but it was not addressed at all.

Overall it was a good, fast, easy read.

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