Best Selling Books by Alex Willan

Alex Willan is the author of Jasper & Ollie (2019), Dragons Are the Worst! (2021), Yetis Are the Worst! (2022), Jasper & Ollie Build a Fort (2020) and other 3 books.

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Jasper & Ollie

release date: May 28, 2019
Jasper & Ollie
Two funny, unlikely friends—a thoughtful sloth and an impatient fox—star in this hilarious picture book celebrating friendship and the wonderful ways in which we're all different. Best friends Jasper and Ollie decide to go to the pool. On your mark, get set . . . WAIT! As Jasper races ahead—crashing into the mailman, speeding past the ice cream truck—Ollie takes his sweet time, pausing to admire a butterfly, smell a daisy, and help the mailman pick up his letters! With a clever design that shows Jasper's hectic rush compared with Ollie's casual stroll, this hilarious story allows young readers to easily recognize the differences between the two pals. It's a smartly paced, hugely funny celebration of what makes each person special. Kids AND grown-ups will giggle as they decide if they're more of a "Jasper" or an "Ollie." It's also a great story to share the concept of "taking time to smell the roses"—a perfect lesson in our overly scheduled world. Also available: Jasper & Ollie Build a Fort.

Dragons Are the Worst!

release date: Sep 07, 2021
Dragons Are the Worst!
Disgruntled Gilbert the goblin argues that dragons are terrible and not nearly as frightening as he is, but perspectives change when knights arrive to capture a dragon.

Yetis Are the Worst!

release date: Nov 22, 2022
Yetis Are the Worst!
In this hilarious follow-up to Unicorns Are the Worst! and Dragons Are the Worst!, Gilbert the Goblin’s next adventure takes him to the frozen tundra where he’s determined to find the legendary yeti. Gilbert the Goblin is the first to admit that he was, ahem, mistaken—unicorns actually throw the best tea parties, and dragons make delicious ice cream soup. This time, though, he can absolutely confirm that YETIS ARE THE WORST! Sure, they may seem cool and mysterious, but once you meet one, he’s CERTAIN they’re not all they’re cracked up to be! And that’s what Gilbert plans to do: meet a yeti. That is, if he can find one…but how hard can that be?

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

Unicorns Are the Worst!

release date: Sep 01, 2021
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?

Revver the Speedway Squirrel: The Big Race Home

release date: Nov 08, 2022
Revver the Speedway Squirrel: The Big Race Home
"I love this little squirrel!" - Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award winning author of THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN on REVVER THE SPEEDWAY SQUIRREL The author of the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site picture books continues her fun, illustrated middle grade series that's perfect for fans of Beverly Cleary's The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Revver is a little squirrel with big plans . . . to drive a race car! Now that he has secured his place on the race squad, there are so many new things to see and explore--and so many lessons to learn. Tire-changer Bill and his team have grown very fond of Revver, despite his accidental troublemaking. But when the team travels to the airport for a faraway race, Revver's intense curiosity gets himself lost in the terminal, and the plane takes off without him! Will Revver find his way back to the team in time? And if he does, will they still accept him, or has he worn out his welcome as the very first speedway squirrel? Sherri Duskey Rinker offers another hilarious and heartwarming story about this memorable character, perfect for fans of Ralph S. Mouse.

Elves are the Worst!

release date: Jan 01, 2023
Elves are the Worst!
Gilbert the Goblin is positive he can work harder than any elf, and so, in his best elf disguise, he infiltrates Santa's workshop to prove it.
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