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About The Book

Young Readers take part in an interactive, humorous journey of twists and turns to the end of the book with Willard the octopus, his friend Mallard ...and a swarm of B's? The Narrator asks the Reader to flip, shake, and talk to BOOK! all while our interjecting animal friends keep the Reader company all the way to... wait will the reader get there?

Willard, a friendly octopus, invites you along on his path to the end of BOOK! Well, you are actually part of the journey…

You become the creator of topsy-turvy, buzzy, jumbly route that Willard must take to get to the end. You (and Willard) are joined by Mallard, a quirky & quacky sidekick, to become a comedy trio trying to see what The End will bring.

To turn the page is a group endeavor with this humorous pair ready to help You make decisions along the way. Good luck and safe travels on your trip to the final page of BOOK!



No, really. It’s a duck!

In fact, it’s a Mallard.

Mallard, meet Willard.

Willard, meet Mallard.

Willard is trying to get to the end of the book.

Me, I’m the Narrator, and that other person staring at you is the Reader.

Say “Hi,” Reader.

About The Author

Jason Hendrickson is an author and illustrator who currently lives and works in Northwest Indiana with a patient wife, two grown children, a cat, and three border collies, which is likely more than legally allowed. He has been drawing for as long as he could hold a crayon, much to the chagrin of his mother and the walls of her house. While being an illustrator on a variety of other picture books through the years, this is his first foray into authorship, and, frankly, he’s as surprised as you are.

Product Details

  • Publisher: POW! Kids Books (December 12, 2023)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781648230332
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 4 - 7

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