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Willow the Wonderer

 

Enchanting tales filled with

wonder, wisdom and knowledge

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Rated Five Stars by Verified Buyers

"Parents enjoyed them as much as the kids" 

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The Perfect Gift For Kids

Gateway to Imagination, Education & Wisdom

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Willow the Wonderer

Supports Early Childhood Education

Willow the wonderer
Woke up one day
Wondering about happiness
And where it lay ...

Discover Willow the Wonderer, an enchanting new series of storybooks by debut children's author, Reeta Dhar, and internationally acclaimed illustrator, Darren Pryce.

Willow is an endearing little donkey who is deeply curious about life. Join him on epic quests as he unravels life's mysteries and discovers its wonders and wisdom.

Written in perfect rhyme, the melodious stanzas sweep young readers away on adventures through the natural world, whilst exquisitely crafted illustrations beckons them to uncover hidden marvels in Willow's world. 

Each captivating tale is also designed with a specific early childhood education goal in mind, whether it's mastering counting, understanding colors, or even diving into astronomy.

Add the complete series to your collection at a fantastic discount and with FREE Shipping. Preview books on our Shop Now page today!

Character plush toy of a little donkey in a onesie from Willow the Wonderer picture books. The picture book characterr has a broad smile on his face. It is a very cute soft toy.

Willow
Plush Toy

Great for Storytime

"Being there for a child

is the most noble thing a toy can do"

---  Woody, Toy Story

Willow the Wonderer is now available as an adorable character soft toy. Sporting his trademark '70s onesie, Willow is bringing retro back! 

 Designed in Australia by Darren Pryce, our character plush toy is produced to a high standard and independently tested against Australian toy safety standards.

It is suitable for all ages.

Available to purchase on its own or with our book and toy gift sets. An adorable new friend that will get even the fussiest of readers engaged!

Willow the Wonderer book and toy set. Picture books with character plush toy packaged in a themed box.Best book and toy set - great gifts for kids

Premium
Gift Sets

Perfect for Bedtime Stories

"It's never too early
to plant a seed of wisdom "

---  Wise As Stories

Celebrate the little ones in your life with our exclusive Willow the Wonderer storybook gift sets, featuring the irresistibly cute Willow plush toy.

Choose our Premium Gift Set containing all three storybooks or curate your own by selecting your favorite titles. Each book set is beautifully packaged in a themed gift box, adding a touch of magic to your gift giving. 

Inject the perfect blend of wonder, wisdom and joy into early childhood education. Get the complete collection now and save with a great discount, coupled with FREE Shipping for a limited time.

Stories Loved by Kids

Children's Books Recommended by Experts

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Debra, Teacher

I read your book to our graduating class and donated one set to our school library - they will be used for our Philosophy sessions.

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Sian, Counsellor

I wish I had these for my children when they were small. I really recommend them as a Counsellor, working with children who often have a lot of troubles - These sorts of books can be really helpful.

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Pam, Librarian

Beautifully presented, beautifully written and the illustrations are out of this world. Parents, teachers, kids of all ages, rush out and buy these books.

Bill Wood

"My three year old grandson Ariel loved the menagerie of hidden animals interspersed amongst the pages. "Read it again Poppa please" was the message repeated again and again."

May Lam

"I wish I met Willow the Wonderer when I was young. The story made me feel warm and fuzzy - I had tears of joy! These are not just books but a gift to us all."

Paul Handcock

"Issy loves the books, she's been asking us to read it every night as part of bedtime routine! A huge compliment because it has been The Hungry Caterpillar for the last 18 months."

Susan Snape

"Beautifully imagined book with a timeless message for all children to carry throughout life's journey."

Leanne Whitehouse

"Love it and so do the kids!!

The detail in the pictures adds another dimension to the story so each time we read

the children are creating their own dream."

Reiki Rolle

"Beginning a love of literature with little people is such a joy

and these stories reflect that so beautifully."

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" Reeta and Darren,

Your books are incredible.

As a previous prep teacher

the message resonates very strongly."

Debra Herrmann

Principal

The Patch Primary School

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Preview Latest Release

Book 3 : Space Odyssey

Willow the Wonderer enjoying sunrise on a snowy mountain top
Honey Bee Stuffing Pollen in Pocket - Illustration from children's picture book series, Willow the W
Cosmic Dancer
Willow the wonderer in the golden woods
Willow in Space
Queen Bee plots an intervention
Oneness
Illustration of Willow at a bonfire from beautiful children's picture book series, Willow the Wonder
Illustration from Willow the Wonderer, Honey TIme, the best children's picture book
Illustration of dragonflies flashing rainbows from the Willow the Wonderer picture book series
Illustration of Willow the Wonderer staring at the starry night
Willow sees the wonders of the world from his honey mound - a beautiful illustration from Willow the
Feeling Connected

" Beautiful and Wise.
These are books a generation will remember. "

Myles Boyd

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Behind the Scenes

How Willow the Wonderer came to be

Reeta and Darren working on their picture books in a park overlooking the beach

Our Heart Project

One sunny afternoon, strolling along the Valla beach in NSW's Mid North Coast, Reeta and Darren discovered a shared dream: They longed to create storybooks that they wish they'd grown up with - books filled with beauty and adventure that would plant seeds of wisdom in young minds. 

Their hope was simply that these seeds would blossom with time and guide the little ones in their journey through life.

Darren threw in an idea he'd conceived a long time ago about Willow, a child who wanders from home searching for happiness. In this wandering soul, they found a kindred spirit, an endearing character brimming with the innocence and curiosity.

Over the ensuing months and many lively conversations, sketches and drafts later, the idea they first discussed in April 2020 blossomed into a story.

Reeta wove the words and Darren brought it to life with his enchanting pictures. Through all the ups and downs of COVID, they released the first Willow the Wonderer storybook in November 2021.

And thus, Willow the Wonderer was born.

Meet An Unlikely Hero

A little wise ass we call Willow