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

Author – Donna Maguire

silly willy winston                                                                                  Available from Amazon

Silly Willy Winston is a Basset Hound with the biggest ears ever and a super large snout. Sure he trips over his ears at times, which makes him a bit of a clown, but they also give him super powers. Silly Willy Winston puts his big ears and snout to good use. He takes on secret identities like Super Snout, Inspector Snout, Explorer Snout and Pirate Snout to help friends in need. His snout turns frowns upside down when he helps face fears, find missing pets and toys, explore strange places and travel the seven seas.


Amazon reviewer – “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 Basset 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.” – Irena Dmitry

Amazon reviewer – “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! ” – David Anderson

About the Author

Hello. I am Donna Maguire. After close to 40 years in advertising and marketing I am pursuing a new passion, children’s book writing. This blends well with my muse – a cute, oafish and always entertaining Basset Hound. His name is Winston. My pet name for him is Silly Willy Winston because he trips over his ears and paws all the time. He is fun to take for walks because his super snout always finds a new path. His loving personality leads to new friendships everywhere we go. 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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