Willis Wilbur Wows the World (Hardcover)

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Willis Wilbur Wows the World (Hardcover)

By Lindsey Leavitt, Daniel Duncan (Illustrator)


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Willis Wilbur has the entire summer in front of him. So it's time to fulfill his destiny: becoming the neighborhood life coach.

Nine-year-old Willis Wilbur had his summer figured out. He and his best friend, Shelley, were going to Band Camp, and he was going to learn how to play the sousaphone. Easy. Simple. A done deal. But when Shelley is whisked off to Hawaii for a summer with her family, Willis is left staring down the long, boring road of an empty summer. Or even worse--eight long weeks of Day Camp. So Willis decides to try something new. He's going to MAKE A DATE WITH DESTINY. And after spotting a flyer for a local business competition, he finds exactly what his true calling really is: becoming the Neighborhood Life Coach. A kid helping other kids with kids' problems. His niche, he discovers. And he was going to be great at it. The best at it. So good, that he was going to become wildly, ridiculously famous. All he needed were some clients...

With gumption, tenacity, and many other buzzwords he finds in self-help business magazines, Willis dives bowtie-first into the entrepreneurial waters. But starting a business alone, especially without his best friend by his side, is tough work. And with neighborhood bullies getting in his way, a guinea pig client who's actually a guinea pig, and an annoyingly competent little sister asking for a raise, Willis has his work cut out for him.

Funny, heartfelt, and overwhelmingly endearing, Willis Wilbur is here to make all of your (well, his) dreams come true. (For a small fee.)
Lindsey Leavitt is the author of over a dozen books for kids, tweens, and teens, many of which have appeared on lists like YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults and Amazon's Best Books of the Year. She lives with her large blended family in the Utah mountains. A former elementary school teacher and present-day writer/mom/speaker/party animal, Lindsey uses her teaching background to present to schools across the nation. LIndsey has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Visit her website at www.lindseyleavitt.com

Working from his home studio in leafy Amersham on the outskirts of London, Daniel Duncan is a children’s illustrator specializing in picture books. He likes creating vibrant characters in engaging and detailed environments, using earthy colors and textures.

Product Details ISBN: 9780593224052
ISBN-10: 0593224051
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: March 29th, 2022
Pages: 208
Language: English
"Leavitt has created an endearing, plucky hero, whose wit and self-confidence will charm and amuse readers . . . her [plotline] embodies children's imaginations perfectly. VERDICT A perfectly fun addition to summer reading lists for middle grade readers; a recommended purchase." —School Library Journal