Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Boo! By Tracey Corderoy and Caroline Pedler (Little Tiger Press)
A bouncy effervescent rabbit is always a good bet for misbehaviour and crazy antics. At first I mistook "Boo!" as the first book in a deluge of easter titles, but it's actually nothing to do with easter - bear with, bear with!
Boo! is the story of Hullabaloo, a bunny who likes nothing better than sneaking up behind his friends before shouting "BOO!" at the top of his voice. Hullabaloo's friends don't mind at first, but after a while it gets a bit tiresome. Particularly when they're trying to do other things (have you ever tried to unwrap yourself from a hammock after a nasty surprise? It's not easy!)
Soon, Hullabaloo's friends put their foot down and insist "No more Boo-ing!" - Which is a shame because it's Hullabaloo's birthday and there's nothing quite like a big loud Boo to get things off to a flying start.
What on earth happens on Hullabaloo's birthday? Will the party ever take place? Will the friends ever recover from their jangled nerves?
Tracey ("Hubble Bubble Granny Trouble") Corderoy has a lovely way with words, backed up by Caroline Pedler's bold and beautifully coloured illustrations. Younger children will love a quick reading of "Boo!" before bedtime, just don't get them too over-excited with too much enthusiastic Boo-ing!
Charlotte's best bit: What happens to Hullabaloo's birthday cake. Eek!
Daddy's Favourite bit: A nice easy book to read before bed, with plenty of surprises. Boo to you too!
(Kindly sent to us for review by Little Tiger Press)