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Sunday 28 June 2020

Review: Good Question

Full of humour and cheeky prose, Sue Whiting’s new book is amazing! Different sized text in waves across the page, promises the reader adventure and fun. 

Follow me! it invites. 

Elegant design and layout draw attention to Annie White’s stunning vibrant illustrations.

Fox is up a tree, hiding from the giant that probably wants to make him into fox stew. Why does he want to do so? Good Question! Lots of them appear in this book that has an adventure with hunger and food at the centre of it all.

There’s a wily old wolf, a pig, a giant, a beanstalk and of course there’s Jack Then there’s the three bears and the list goes on.

Fox is feeling sorry for himself. Why? Good question! He comes up with a list of incredible and questionable reasons. He has a million explanations of the over-imaginative kind that go on and on. Well, he is a wily Fox!

He takes us through fairy tales with fairy godmothers, field mice, carriage horses; all to get us to the exact point of the story.

Fabulously funny, clever, and entertaining in every way, this is a must. It’s an excellent concept and beautifully presented to maximise the tension around why the fox is doing what he’s doing.

The end pages sing. They depict the trail the fox takes, the characters he encounters and of course, the beanstalk with the giant. In fact, it has encapsulated in both end pages, the complete movement of every character. This maze becomes a story in itself. Imagine the interest children will show in all the things this book has to offer. I loved it!  

Title: Good Question
Author: Sue Whiting
Illustrator: Annie White
Publisher: Walker Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 May 2020
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760650841
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Books