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Donna M Maguire

I have always been a fan of children, curiosity and imagination. After a personal loss I left the advertising business behind to care for my grand babies in Nevada. As I have done with my daughter Kaitlin, my niece and nephews I read to them often. I love to see their reactions as the characters come to life. I also believe that a love of reading is more nurture than nature. Something happened when having a new audience to read to – my childlike wonder and curiosity was ignited again. It seemed only natural to pursue the life-long passion of writing children’s books.

With my grand babies and my lovable Basset Hound as muses what better time to start. I also believe that my Basset Hound ‘Silly Willy Winston’ provided the ideal character to promote self-awareness, self-acceptance, love and friendship while also kindling curiosity for all the world’s amazing creatures, places, cultures and mysteries.

The first in the series, The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston – an ordinary pet with extraordinary adventures became available on Amazon.com on 7.18.15. This book introduces young readers to Silly Willy Winston, a steadfast friend and unlikely hero. His unique traits – the biggest ears ever and a super large snout – seem awkward at times. However, through self-acceptance he learns they are just what is needed to take friends on a journey of self-discovery, help them face fears, embrace new experiences and learn about the world and all the creatures that inhabit it.

Future books in the series focus on Silly Willy Winston as he uses the biggest ears ever and a super large snout to take on a number of secret identities. Each of these identities uses his super powers to take his friends on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance while facing new challenges, solving nature’s mysteries, exploring new lands and navigating the open seas. These secret identities include Super Snout, Inspector Snout, Explorer Snout and Pirate Snout.

A goal for the future is to have the ‘Silly Willy Winston Children’s Book Series’ give back some of what it has given me by donating books to children who cannot afford them. Exploration into this market has let me to discover so many worthwhile organizations that make a difference in this area.

AUTHOR: Donna M Maguire

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The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston - An ordinary pet with extraordinary adventures

BOOK TITLE:
The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston - An ordinary pet with extraordinary adventures
ISBN:
B011YGX5FU
DATE PUBLISHED:
18/07/2015
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I have always been a fan of children, curiosity and imagination. After a personal loss I left the advertising business behind to care for my grand babies in Nevada. As I have done with my daughter Kaitlin, my niece and nephews I read to them often. I love to see their reactions as the characters come to life. I also believe that a love of reading is more nurture than nature. Something happened when having a new audience to read to – my childlike wonder and curiosity was ignited again. It seemed only natural to pursue the life-long passion of writing children’s books.

With my grand babies and my loveable Basset Hound as muses what better time to start. I also believe that my Basset Hound ‘Silly Willy Winston’ provided the ideal character to promote self-awareness, self-acceptance, love and friendship while also kindling curiosity for all the world’s amazing creatures, places, cultures and mysteries.

The first in the series, The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston – an ordinary pet with extraordinary adventures became available on Amazon.com on 7.18.15. This book introduces young readers to Silly Willy Winston, a steadfast friend and unlikely hero. His unique traits – the biggest ears ever and a super large snout – seem awkward at times. However, through self-acceptance he learns they are just what is needed to take friends on a journey of self-discovery, help them face fears, embrace new experiences and learn about the world and all the creatures that inhabit it.

Future books in the series focus on Silly Willy Winston as he uses the biggest ears ever and a super large snout to take on a number of secret identities. Each of these identities uses his super powers to take his friends on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance while facing new challenges, solving nature’s mysteries, exploring new lands and navigating the open seas. These secret identities include Super Snout, Inspector Snout, Explorer Snout and Pirate Snout.

A goal for the future is to have the ‘Silly Willy Winston Children’s Book Series’ give back some of what it has given me by donating books to children who cannot afford them. Exploration into this market has let me to discover so many worthwhile organizations that make a difference in this area.

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Silly Willy Winston is an ordinary pet with extraordinary adventures. He is a Basset Hound with the biggest ears ever and a super large snout. Often he trips over his ears and is a bit of a clown. He is short and stout but in tip top shape. While a lot of people think tall and thin is in he is happy just the way he is. That is because his unusual traits give him special abilities.

With these abilities he takes on a number of different secret identities. When Super Snout he helps friends face new experiences. As Inspector Snout he helps them find things whether it is a missing toy or tadpole. As Explorer Snout he helps his pals learn about different places near and far. Pirate Snout brings his friends on adventures on the seas. All of his secret identities help his friends learn about new and unusual places, creatures, the environment and themselves.

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Irena D. - 5 stars on Amazon.com

In this first book of a series, the world gets introduced to Silly Willy Winston, a steadfast friend and unlikely hero that young readers can relate to and admire. A heart-warming Bassett Hound, Silly Willy Winston was inspired by author and illustrator Donna Maguire’s real-life dog Winston. In “The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston, An Ordinary Pet with Extraordinary Adventures” we meet a quirky hound whose traits, like his big ears and stout frame at first may seem awkward. However, through self-acceptance Silly Willy comes to learn his unique characteristics and abilities are just the things needed to help his friends and have adventures as Super Snout, Inspector Snout, Pirate Snout and Explorer Snout. Silly Willy Winston is poised to join the ranks of beloved storybook dogs for a new generation. By Irena D. on August 8, 2015

David Anderson - 5 stars on Amazon.com

Love Love Love Silly Willy Winston!! I love this book! Silly Willy Winston is so adorable, so fun and a great read for kids. He is an adorable character and it really makes it exciting for my kids to want to try and read and understand all that he is and the adventures he plans on taking you on. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has kids just learning to read as it is easy and exciting for them to read. I have a baby and a toddler and they both enjoy it equally! Make this a must read for your kids!!!! by David Anderson on July 27, 2015

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