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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Review: Hop

Shhh. Be quiet. Listen. You might just catch glimpse of the sweetest little family of bunnies, hiding in the long grass.

There they go! Hopping over the green. Hiding in the hollow of a tree. Nibbling on grass and petals.

The bunnies love to play, but they freeze when an eagle flies overhead. And what about sly old fox? They are very good at hiding, too.

This adorable picture book with the most darling illustrations, features a single word per double-page spread--from listen to peek and play and nibble.

The simplicity of the words belie a clever narrative that takes our bunnies through a typical day, romping and playing, hiding and waiting. full, gently-coloured scenes vary from close-ups to long shots, and are packed with charm and a divine palette.

Perfect for the very young, this would make a beautiful birth, christening or other special occasion gift.

Title: Hop
Author/Illustrator: Jorey Hurley
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, $27.50
Publication Date: 1 March 2016
Format: Hard cover with dust jacket
ISBN: 9781481432726
For ages: 0 - 3
Type: Picture Book

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