This is an excerpt from the author's biography in the book: "Anthony Browne (born in 1946) is one of today's most popular and acclaimed children's artists. In March 2000 he received the highest international distinction for a picture book artist, becoming the first British illustrator to win the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. His many other awards include the Kate Greenaway Medal for Gorilla and Zoo, and the Kurt Maschler Award for Gorilla, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Voices In The Park. Willy The Dreamer was short listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal..." Here's the author's wonderful website full of pictures, list of all his books, biography etc:http://www.anthonybrownebooks.com/about/
Below is the opening page for "Willy The Dreamer" and below that is the last page of the story - I love spotting the differences between the two and admiring the artist's ingenuity, skill and imagination. A great book for adults and kids alike!