William said, "Wow!" is a story that explores the special relationship shared by a little boy and his grandpa. It is a story for everyone who has ever known and loved a grandfather and recognised the special place that person has in their heart.
It is a story about a grandpa's love for his grandson William. In his wisdom, Grandpa takes young William to visit the 'Wonders of the World'.
Together they travel, using different travel modes, to each magical location and once there, Grandpa teaches William a special life lesson. But nothing is more special than the lesson that William teaches Grandpa about the magic of love!
Praise for William Said, "Wow"
"This is a truly special book. It's a simple story, yet it's filled with adventure, taking us on an exciting journey around the world, through its fantastic settings. But more importantly, it imparts deep truths and wisdom, and speaks volumes about the love of family." - Gloria Amici, Primary Teacher, Australia
"This seemingly simple story has multiple dimensions. Superficially it teaches a little geography, environmental awareness and lots about communication and family, which is underpinned by that special love that spans generations. The Wonders of the World is an ideal platform from which to convey some valuable life lessons; in this case from grandfather to grandson. But it's also about the innocence, respect and excitement that children sometimes express more lovingly and candidly towards grandparents. The children who read this book, or have it read to them, will no doubt enjoy the story but more importantly, absorb the feelings and values that are skilfully woven through it. Thank you, from a grandfather who is now a little more optimistic about how future generations might build their future." - Robert Rob, Grandpa of one.
"If we could view earth from Leo's moon, we would say "wow!" for its shear beauty from that vantage point. But to have a grandpa (or father) take us on a journey of wonder and awe, who shares the majesty and delicacy of the world we inhabit - that is true magic. The author's father was that person through his camera's lens, travels and generous spirit. So the legacy continues, from his daughter and great-grandchild giving us this view from the heavens. All I can say is "Wow!" and thank you." - Vivian Scanlon
"This is a book of layered storytelling, it's easy to be caught up in the adventures of William and his Grandpa as they explore many exciting and exotic locations (even had me wanting to know more and googling a few!); but the underpinning message is that it is our shared experiences in life that bring enduring joy. The simple act of reading to a child is just one of these. A great story for many ages, I look forward to reading this one to my four grandchildren." - Alison Hunter
"William said "Wow!" is beautifully written, bringing the wonders of our world and the magic of the connection between grandchildren and grandparents, together in a book to be shared and enjoyed." - Paul Walsh