Friday 20 April 2012

The Really Rude Rhino by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross (Andersen Children's Books)

Goodness me, what a rude little fellow. In Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross' book, a young rhino is the rudest animal on the savannah. Right from the day he's born, he's absolutely disgustingly rude to everyone he meets. He's rude to his mummy as he pops out, he's rude to the doctor. He's even rude to his dear old grandparents who come to coo over the cradle.

As he grows up, the Really Rude Rhino continues to be rude to absolutely everyone. Until...

...of course you'll have to read the book to find out what happens to the naughty little fellow. Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross once again seemingly turn everything they touch to gold in a fairly simple tale told expertly, and if it has the effect of drumming some manners into your little ones (or at least stops them exposing their bottoms to all and sundry) then all the better.

Charlotte's best bit: The Really Rude Baby

Daddy's favourite bit: Making the really rude rhino noises every time he's rude to someone.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars