{"id":1214799489,"title":"Wood-Hoopoe Willie","handle":"wood-hoopoe-willie","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Virginia Kroll\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/virginia-kroll\"\u003eVirginia Kroll\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Katherine Roundtree\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/katherine-roundtree\"\u003eKatherine Roundtree\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\"You could always hear Willie coming. If his toes weren't tapping, his knuckles were rapping.\"\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEvery chance he gets, Willie makes music. He will use anything to create the sounds of the rhythms he feels inside him - forks, pencils, even hot pepper shakers. Willie dreams of playing the African instruments of his ancestors that his Grandpa describes: guedras, ecasas, atumpan, and dundun drums.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Kwanzaa festival and the encouragement of his Grandpa provide the ingredients for Willie's triumphant search for his place in the sun.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/magic-trash\" title=\"Magic Trash\"\u003eMagic Trash\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/kenyas-song\" title=\"Kenya's Song\"\u003eKenya's Song\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/metal-man\" title=\"Metal Man\"\u003eMetal Man\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/wood-hoopoe-willie-spread.jpg?14627260639813379154\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVirginia Kroll, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVirginia Kroll attended Canisius College and the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was formerly an elementary school teacher and has raised six children of her own. It was Virginia's love of children that led her to begin her career as a children's writer in 1984.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVirginia has a special talent for understanding and communicating with children. Her efforts to cross cultural lines and address multicultural issues have won her the praise of critics and readers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Virginia Kroll\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/virginia-kroll\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Virginia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKatherine Roundtree, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKatherine Roundtree graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design Katherine is an elementary school art teacher. She lived for many years with her extended family on the banks of the Ohio river, but currently resides in Stone Mountain, Georgia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Katherine Roundtree\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/katherine-roundtree\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Katherine.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAmerican Book Award for Excellence in Multicultural Literature\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eChildren's Bookwatch\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWillie loves to make music: he uses forks, pencils and other ordinary items to create African beats and dreams of playing the native instruments of his ancestors. Willie's search for his identity introduces youngsters to African traditions, Kwanzaa, and one boy's coming of age.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMetro Parent\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWillie just loves to make music. Whether tapping his pencils or shaking hot pepper containers, Willie finds rhythm in everything, and longs to play the African instruments of his ancestors. With his grandfather's encouragement, Willie's dream becomes reality during a community Kwanzaa festival in Virginia Kroll's \u003ci\u003eWood-Hoopoe Willie\u003c\/i\u003e. Accompanied by bright and colorful illustrations, this tale of African heritage is sure to remain a holiday classic for years to come.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/wood-hoopoe-willie-cvr.jpg?14627260639813379154\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/wood-hoopoe-willie-hires.zip?760\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/wood-hoopoe-willie-activity-guide.pdf?14627260639813379154\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-0-88106-408-7\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 4-7\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e10 x 8\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2015-07-08T17:17:00-04:00","created_at":"2015-06-15T16:19:54-04:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 3-6","Browse by Age_Ages 6-10","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Fiction","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Art\/Music\/Theater","Browse by Subject_Diversity","Browse by Subject_Story Time \u0026 Play","family"],"price":795,"price_min":795,"price_max":795,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":3708837185,"title":"Paperback","option1":"Paperback","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"64087","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Wood-Hoopoe Willie - Paperback","public_title":"Paperback","options":["Paperback"],"price":795,"weight":136,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-0-88106-408-7","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/wood-hoopoe-willie-cover.jpg?v=1586807529"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/wood-hoopoe-willie-cover.jpg?v=1586807529","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":"Wood-Hoopoe Willie book cover","id":5805098795087,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.307,"height":459,"width":600,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/wood-hoopoe-willie-cover.jpg?v=1574287221"},"aspect_ratio":1.307,"height":459,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/wood-hoopoe-willie-cover.jpg?v=1574287221","width":600}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Virginia Kroll\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/virginia-kroll\"\u003eVirginia Kroll\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Katherine Roundtree\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/katherine-roundtree\"\u003eKatherine Roundtree\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\"You could always hear Willie coming. If his toes weren't tapping, his knuckles were rapping.\"\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEvery chance he gets, Willie makes music. He will use anything to create the sounds of the rhythms he feels inside him - forks, pencils, even hot pepper shakers. Willie dreams of playing the African instruments of his ancestors that his Grandpa describes: guedras, ecasas, atumpan, and dundun drums.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Kwanzaa festival and the encouragement of his Grandpa provide the ingredients for Willie's triumphant search for his place in the sun.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/magic-trash\" title=\"Magic Trash\"\u003eMagic Trash\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/kenyas-song\" title=\"Kenya's Song\"\u003eKenya's Song\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/metal-man\" title=\"Metal Man\"\u003eMetal Man\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/wood-hoopoe-willie-spread.jpg?14627260639813379154\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVirginia Kroll, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVirginia Kroll attended Canisius College and the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was formerly an elementary school teacher and has raised six children of her own. It was Virginia's love of children that led her to begin her career as a children's writer in 1984.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVirginia has a special talent for understanding and communicating with children. Her efforts to cross cultural lines and address multicultural issues have won her the praise of critics and readers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Virginia Kroll\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/virginia-kroll\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Virginia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKatherine Roundtree, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKatherine Roundtree graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design Katherine is an elementary school art teacher. She lived for many years with her extended family on the banks of the Ohio river, but currently resides in Stone Mountain, Georgia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Katherine Roundtree\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/katherine-roundtree\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Katherine.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAmerican Book Award for Excellence in Multicultural Literature\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eChildren's Bookwatch\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWillie loves to make music: he uses forks, pencils and other ordinary items to create African beats and dreams of playing the native instruments of his ancestors. Willie's search for his identity introduces youngsters to African traditions, Kwanzaa, and one boy's coming of age.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMetro Parent\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWillie just loves to make music. Whether tapping his pencils or shaking hot pepper containers, Willie finds rhythm in everything, and longs to play the African instruments of his ancestors. With his grandfather's encouragement, Willie's dream becomes reality during a community Kwanzaa festival in Virginia Kroll's \u003ci\u003eWood-Hoopoe Willie\u003c\/i\u003e. Accompanied by bright and colorful illustrations, this tale of African heritage is sure to remain a holiday classic for years to come.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/wood-hoopoe-willie-cvr.jpg?14627260639813379154\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/wood-hoopoe-willie-hires.zip?760\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/wood-hoopoe-willie-activity-guide.pdf?14627260639813379154\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-0-88106-408-7\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 4-7\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e10 x 8\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

Wood-Hoopoe Willie

By: Virginia Kroll / Illustrated by: Katherine Roundtree

"You could always hear Willie coming. If his toes weren't tapping, his knuckles were rapping."

Every chance he gets, Willie makes music. He will use anything to create the sounds of the rhythms he feels inside him - forks, pencils, even hot pepper shakers. Willie dreams of playing the African instruments of his ancestors that his Grandpa describes: guedras, ecasas, atumpan, and dundun drums.

The Kwanzaa festival and the encouragement of his Grandpa provide the ingredients for Willie's triumphant search for his place in the sun.

Maximum quantity available reached.

Virginia Kroll, author

Virginia Kroll attended Canisius College and the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was formerly an elementary school teacher and has raised six children of her own. It was Virginia's love of children that led her to begin her career as a children's writer in 1984.

Virginia has a special talent for understanding and communicating with children. Her efforts to cross cultural lines and address multicultural issues have won her the praise of critics and readers.

Read more about Virginia.


Katherine Roundtree, illustrator

Katherine Roundtree graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design Katherine is an elementary school art teacher. She lived for many years with her extended family on the banks of the Ohio river, but currently resides in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Read more about Katherine.

  • American Book Award for Excellence in Multicultural Literature

Children's Bookwatch

Willie loves to make music: he uses forks, pencils and other ordinary items to create African beats and dreams of playing the native instruments of his ancestors. Willie's search for his identity introduces youngsters to African traditions, Kwanzaa, and one boy's coming of age.

Metro Parent

Willie just loves to make music. Whether tapping his pencils or shaking hot pepper containers, Willie finds rhythm in everything, and longs to play the African instruments of his ancestors. With his grandfather's encouragement, Willie's dream becomes reality during a community Kwanzaa festival in Virginia Kroll's Wood-Hoopoe Willie. Accompanied by bright and colorful illustrations, this tale of African heritage is sure to remain a holiday classic for years to come.

Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-88106-408-7

Ages: 4-7
Page count: 32
10 x 8

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review Write a review