Reading age: 2 – 5 years
Swings and Roundabouts ~ “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.”
Booksellers New Zealand Blog ~ “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.”
Find out more about award-winning illustrator Deborah Hinde on her creator page.