Willow loves dogs and enjoys walking her big shaggy pet, Stomp. When Miss Snippet asks for her help, Willow realises that she can turn doing what she loves into a great way to earn money and help others.
Willow soon puts her skills into action, but when she makes a mistake she faces some tough decisions. How will she put things right, and whatever will Mr Moore say?
Best book ever hope to read loads more especially like the illustration of Mr Moore (he is my dad !) Code-it Cody is going to be great too.
Full of key messages.
As a parent and life coach for children I found this book to be easy to read and full of lovely messages that children can take from it. It touched on taking responsibility, problem solving, admitting mistakes and also the work it takes to run a small business. Willow is entertaining but very human. A lovely story that I will now share with my youngest son.
A charming book, wonderfully written and illustrated ! After reading about Willow and stomp, you feel as if they are somehow connected to your own life stories, especially washing the reluctant dog !! Thoroughly recommend this book. A pleasure to read to the children.
My 8 year old loved it!
What a fabulous book!! my 8 year old loved it! it's not easy for me to get him to read but he actually wanted to read this book. he loved the characters and laughed out loud at the funny parts but then tried to help willow with her problem. blissfully unaware of the fact that he was learning too. i have never known my boy get so engrossed in a book. i have recommended this set of 3 books to all of my friends they're brilliant!
A fun and inventive way of teaching children key life lessons.
I bought Walk-it Willow for my younger brother to encourage him to read more. He loved the story and couldn't wait to read it each night, enjoying the detailed illustrations and learning more about Stomp and his canine friends. The book was incredibly inspiring and it was interesting to see how the story opened his mind towards thinking more responsibly about money and the value of hard work. He can't wait to follow in Willow's footsteps now and has begun thinking of fun ways he could earn his own pocket money, as he eagerly awaits the next book in the series. I would definitely recommend this book to others with little ones between the ages of 6 - 11 years old.
A great introduction to enterprise for young children in a fun, accessible way.
I bought Walk-it Willow to read with my 7 year old son. It was a great read (for both of us) with simple but fun illustrations, short chapters, and a fab role model in the form of the young girl Willow.
Some of the vocabulary used might be a little challenging for the younger end of the 6-11 age range, but I think it's a great book to read together anyway as it certainly stimulates plenty of discussion. Touching on some of the basic skills (communication, and problem solving, as well as values such as honesty) in a fun, accessible way, the book also fundamentally introduces children to the idea of a work ethic and how with determination, hard work, taking a little responsibility, and doing a little bit of planning, things can work out well.
I, and my son, are looking forward to the next book in the series and many more to come! Well done Clever Tykes.
An inspiring book for ambitious children!
I downloaded this book to read to my daughter, who absolutely loved the character Willow and her canine co-star Stomp. The story really got her thinking of ways in which she could earn a little bit more pocket money and the illustrations showed that it could be fun too! I think it's really important to teach our children the value of hard-work and the rewards that come with it in these economic times, and this book does that wonderfully. Looking forward to seeing more books from this series in the future. 5 Stars!
When the Computer Club competition is announced, Cody and his friends must put their coding skills into action. Cody begins a quest to research current computer games before creating the prototype of his very own.
After months of hard work, the moment of truth arrives. Cody and the other Computer Club members have to pitch their prototypes in front of a panel of teachers! Cody’s friend Hana has produced a game that everyone will really like. Can Cody do better?
A great way to foster your child's entrepreneurial spirit.
This was the first book I read in the Clever Tykes series, which I read to my son who is just four. He enjoyed hearing about Cody and asked a lot of questions about code and making video games! He is excited about when he might start learning code at school (he hasn't started yet!) and it reinforced the idea that people can make money doing what they love (we talk about this a lot as I love my freelance work).
If you want to foster your child's entrepreneurial spirit, then I highly recommend these books!
Well done to all the people involved in these amazing books.
I didn't have to nag my 8 year old to read whilst reading this book. He enjoyed meeting cody and his friends and every night happily read more. As the characters learned valuable lessons my son also went on that journey with the book, as we discussed what we would do if we were Cody. I recommend the complete set of these books, it's so easy for the children to get involved with the book & un-knowingly learn valuable life skills.
Solving problems is hard to teach.
Cho is a feisty competitor and enjoys nothing more than beating George in races! Cho’s parents have always helped her eat healthily so when she sees kids from school eating junk food every day, Cho decides something must change.
Cho begins raising awareness about healthy eating but gets a frosty response from the shopkeeper. After the local council tells her she can’t start her own fruit stall in the village, Cho is faced with her biggest challenge ever.
Children learn and get inspired by people around them, whether they’re physically there and real like parents, teachers and friends or fictional characters from TV, films and books. Using stories like these to promote important life skills and characteristics in children and giving them the inspiration and empowerment they need to believe in themselves and their future is such a brilliant idea. The next generation will be a very entrepreneurial one!
Another great title from Clever Tykes - I recommend reading all three!
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“Storybooks providing positive role models to help children ages 6-9 be more resourceful and enterprising.”
“If there is one thing I’d like Lara to take away from reading these stories, it is that opportunities are there for you to make the most of. I guess I’d also like her to see that these three characters have achieved three very different things.” ~ Mellow Mummy