Wally is one of the original characters from the first series of books 6 books published by Thurman Publishing (of Mr Men fame) back in 1980.
“Wally was a wellington. A bright yellow wellington (well, he was when he was clean) who had a brother called Willy. Willy was always clean, sensible and in the proper place whereas Wally wasn’t. He was always a wellington that was lost, or muddy. Or wobbly.”
Wellingtons (just like shoes) come in pairs which means they’re identical. Or are they?
They are identical but like brothers, like twins – they have very different personalities. Wally has a brother called Willy who is irritatingly clean, tidy and in the right place. Wally, on the other hand – or should we say foot – is always the wellie that’s lost or muddy.
This is because he’s ticklish and lives in fear of THE SOCKS! But there is a cure and that cure involves washing (apparently!) and according to Bertha, washing the cure for everything!
Wally or Wallie is a given name and a nickname for Wallace which ultimately means ‘Wales‘ and Walter.