Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Nuddy Ned by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Nuddy Ned

Written by Kes Gray

Illustrated by Garry Parsons

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing

AIIEE! Nuddy Ned is on the loose, and there's no stopping this naughty nuddy little lad from running riot without a stitch on. In Kes Gray and Gary Parson's funny and extremely cheeky book, Ned wakes up one morning and decides that clothes are a drag, naturism rocks, and scampering through the neighbourhood in your birthday suit is a whole lot of fun (you know, we have mornings like this too!)

This 'lift the flap' book is a heck of a lot of fun, simply because cheeky little Charlottes can't wait to lift up the reveals, only to find that (thankfully) Ned retains his dignity at every turn - thanks to some strategically placed scenery.

Brilliant rhymes, fun and frolicsome illustrations, kids can't get enough of Nuddy Ned, but let's hope they don't emulate their book hero too closely!

Charlotte's best bit: Thank goodness for that bee covering Ned's extremities! Eekers!

Daddy's Favourite bit: I love books that make Charlotte giggle and gasp in shock, and this certainly does that. Brilliant idea that expands on the classic comic device of revealing everything and nothing at the same time. Funny and cheeky, we love Nuddy!