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Sunday 23 June 2013

Review: A Hare, A Hound and Shy Mousey Brown

The cover of A Hare, a Hound & Shy Mousey Brown introduces readers to the characters with beautiful renditions of three animals: a hare, a hound and a mouse.

Hare is energetic and joyful. She loves dancing, and leaping, and living life to the full.

Hound is big and sleepy, and it looks like he doesn’t know what’s going on.

Shy Mousey Brown is small and quiet.

Mousey Brown watches Hare and Hound from a hidden sanctuary, envying Hare’s enthusiasm and adventurous nature. He soon realises Hound is more observant than he seems, and fears for Hare as she ventures close, teasing Hound.

“The daft dizzy dancer goes
laughing and leaping
right up to the hound,
who pretends to be sleeping …”

What can Mousey Brown do to help?

This is a story which should be read loud for full effect. The animals’ personalities leap off the page through the rhyming text and humourous, lively illustrations, as Mousey Brown decides to put aside his fear, and sets out to save Hare from danger.

A heartwarming story of courage and friendship.

Title:  A Hare, a Hound & Shy Mousey Brown
Author: Julia Hubery
Illustrator: Jonathan Bentley
Publisher: Little Hare, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: October 2012
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 1921541385
For ages: 5 - 9
Type: Picture book