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Friday 20 September 2019

Review: Boo!

Fabulous, fun and interactive, Boo! By Margaret Wild and Andrew Joyner is a delightful rhyming book about characters who say boo! 

Everyone in this book says Boo! six different babies, the monkey, the piggy and more, but it’s the clever order and context which creates a fun flowing story. From realistic moments to more and more imaginative circumstances, it takes readers on a fabulous uplifting adventure.

The bright, bold, high contrast illustrations are filled with movement and work in unity with the text. A giant tiger reading a book in a bus and wombat with and umbrella jumping in the rain were just two of the fabulous images which instantly made me smile.

Boo! Is exciting to read out loud, it flows wonderfully and feels like the story jumps out of the pages with enthusiasm, encouraging play and imagination. The thick pages with rounded corners are perfect for toddlers and babies.

Margaret Wild has written over 50 children’s books including The Feather and The Sloth who Came to Stay. Andrew Joyner is an author illustrator of many books including The Pink Hat and Borris.

Title: Boo!
Author: Margret Wild
Illustrator: Andrew Joyner
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia, $19.99
Publication Date: 3 September 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780670078073
For ages: 0 – 5
Type: Picture Book