New Release Books by Alex Willan

Alex Willan is the author of Dragons Are the Worst! (2021), Unicorns Are the Worst! (2020) and Jasper & Ollie Build a Fort (2020).

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Dragons Are the Worst!

release date: Sep 07, 2021
Dragons Are the Worst!
Mo Willems meets Bob Shea in this uproariously funny picture book about Gilbert the Goblin from the creator of Unicorns Are the Worst!. Gilbert the Goblin is absolutely, definitely, one-hundred-percent certain that dragons are the worst. They burn down everything in sight and they hoard all the gold. They melt every ice cream cone within a mile radius, and everyone is afraid of them. But really, it’s the dragons who should be afraid of Gilbert and his tremendous goblin power! …right?

Unicorns Are the Worst!

release date: Sep 29, 2020
Unicorns Are the Worst!
Perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos and Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, this wildly funny and imaginative picture book celebrates the value of differences as a grumpy goblin gets to know his new unicorn neighbors. It’s an undeniable fact that unicorns are the worst! Magic is serious business, but all unicorns do is frolic around, have tea parties, and leave glitter all over the place! They’re nothing like goblins—practical and hard-working, who can put magic to good use! Unicorns aren’t helpful at all. Or are they?

Jasper & Ollie Build a Fort

release date: May 26, 2020
Jasper & Ollie Build a Fort
Celebrate the wonderful (and hilarious) ways in which friends can be different in this laugh-out-loud odd-couple story. Best friends Jasper, a quick and feisty fox, and Ollie, a slow and deliberate sloth, decide to build forts in the yard. While Jasper's enormous fort goes up in minutes (complete with a rock climbing wall, bouncy, castle, and moat), it's Ollie's humble fort that has what the pair need most . . . a place that they can share. This highly visual story allows young readers to easily recognize the differences between the two pals, as Jasper's increasingly frenzied building contrasts with Ollie's more reserved and planned approach. It's a smartly paced, hugely funny celebration of our differences. Kids AND grown-ups will giggle as they decide if they're more of a "Jasper" or an "Ollie." Which one are you? Parents will also appreciate the subtle lesson of mindfulness, told with humor, as impatient Jasper comes to understand that being first and fastest isn't always best. Also available: Jasper & Ollie


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