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Thursday 31 December 2015

Review: Hello World!

In Hello World! a little blue monster is bored. Mr and Mrs Mo are too busy to play with him today, so the monster sets out on an adventure to see the world. He packs a backpack full of everything he thinks might need along the way. There's a soccer ball, fishing net, teapot, trumpet, telescope, a globe and lots more.

Going on an adventure is fun especially when you get to go around the corner, and further, in an attempt to reach the top of the hill. But it's not so fun when you don't have someone to share the adventure with, nor when the world seems to go on and on and the end seems so far away. And it looks like the monster dropped most of his special things along the way, too. If only he'd waited until another day.

Then all of a sudden Mrs Mo appears with a sandwich to eat and the things the monster has lost along the way. Climbing the hill together is much more fun and a lot less lonely than doing so by himself. When they reach the top of the hill, they can see for miles, and when they return home, the monster can't wait for tomorrow and another adventure.

Paul Beavis' simple, colourful illustrations and text make Hello World! an appealing story about patience, adventure and friendship.

Hello World! is a sort of sequel to Mrs Mo’s Monster, and there are activity sheets and other related goodies at the Mrs Mo's Monster website.

Title: Hello World!
Author/Illustrator: Paul Beavis
Publisher: Gecko Press, $16.99 RRP
Publication Date: October 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781927271995
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture book