Willy and Hugh
Willy is a lonely chimpanzee living in a world of intimidating-looking gorillas, until one day he literally bumps into a gentle giant, Hugh Jape, and thus begins an exceptional and charming friendship. Despite their many differences Willy and Hugh discover they enjoy each other's company, they make each other laugh, and they help each other in moments of need. They also visit a zoo and look through the bars to see a caged human family - a surreal twist that is a hallmark of Anthony Browne. Empathy is quietly omnipresent: in the growing understanding between Willy and Hugh, and in their concern for the human family caged at the zoo (we too can't help but think how it must be for apes to be caged this way). A very gentle way into talking about loneliness, prejudice and the possibilities of friendship with those very different from ourselves.