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Willy - Geert de Kockere Willy by Geert De Kockere is not your run-of-the mill picture book. It's certainly not a book for very young children, but rather a book for children in third grade and up who will understand the message of the story.

Willy is a rather large elephant. He has a ridiculous body -- "huge ears that flapped in the wind" and a tail "with a ridiculous little brush at the end."

But the reader finds out that what makes Willy ridiculous also makes him very popular. Willy could listen. "He heard everything. He heard the pros and he heard the cons; he heard the sobs and he heard the sighs."

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