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Hare (hardcover edition)

Hare is a delightful story about friendship and loyalty … with a good dollop of humour thrown in.

Inspired by the saying ‘harebrained’ – both children and adults will enjoy the subtle word play, as they hunt with Hare’s friends for his missing idea.

Soft, spiky, square, small, round and loud objects are discovered, and discarded in the hunt, providing fun opportunities for young readers to learn about colour, shape, size and texture.

Hardcover edition
24.7cm x 25.7cm
32 pages full colour

A softcover edition is also available.



Reading age: 2 – 5 years


‘… The charming illustrations alongside the clever text will have instant appeal and young listeners will not even realise they are learning about concepts such as colour, shape, size and texture …’ Swings and Roundabouts

‘… While we all read lots of books with rabbits or bunnies, the hare has less press. The idea of hare links most closely to the concept of being ‘harebrained’. Forgetful and disorganised, Hare in this story has forgotten something and needs to visit his friends in an attempt to remember. The encounters include a goose a rooster, a hedgehog, a rabbit and a duck. Other characters flit through the illustrations, which are bright and clear. Hinde has used these characters to teach about attributes such as soft, noisy and silly. The text and the characters are beautifully matched, both supporting the ideas presented. The ending is funny and unexpected.’ Booksellers New Zealand Blog.

Meet Kiwi author and illustrator Deborah Hinde Deborah Hinde

Deborah Hinde lives with her partner in the small village of Wharepapa South in rural Waikato. She has illustrated more than 70 titles, both fiction and non-fiction with around 40 of these as picture books.

Deborah works from her garden studio where the landscape and wildlife provide a continuous source of inspiration. She writes, illustrates and publishes her own stories under the imprint PictureBook Publishing.

Find out more about Deborah and how to contact her by visiting her author page.



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