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Sunday 1 December 2013

Review: H is for Hummus

A is for apple and B is for butterfly. Yawn.

An ABC book for parents? Yes, please! I have a serious alphabet book addiction (I know, it's become a problem), and this fun (and funny) small format creation is just the ticket to tickle my F-is-for-funny B-is-for-bone.

A clear play on the Modern Parent phenomenon (A-is-for-au pair and Q-is-for-quinoa) this is a brilliant take on the hip, groovy and even controversial sides to being a contemporary mum or dad (C is variously for carrot sticks, Calpol and controlled crying).

With a decidely British bent (not that there's anything wrong with that), anyone who's ever bore fruit will relate (sometimes seriously relate) to the entries--and older kids may even have a giggle, too.

Striking, super modern graphics with a divine retro vibe and thick matte pages make for a stylish, totally collectible book--and offer harmonious imagery to an entertaining text.

Great text, great image? Win win.

Title: H is for Hummus
Author: Joel Rickett
Illustrator: Spencer Wilson
Publisher: Viking, $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: 23 October 2013
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780670922536
For ages: 18+
Type: Picture Book