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Wednesday 26 June 2024

Review: Hunter on Holiday: A Big Trip Around Europe

Hunter on Holiday: A Big Trip Around Europe is a rhyming picture book written by Jessica and Stephen Parry-Valentine, who created Flying the Nest, a travel website and YouTube channel.

A fun introduction to plane travel and exploring the world, Hunter on Holiday begins with young Hunter excited about her first big trip and boarding a plane.

Each double-page spread features a different European country and highlights several activities or items related to the country.

Amongst the place Hunter visits are Scotland with its fluffy cows and puffins, fairytales and gingerbread in Germany, and Iceland where there's a beach of black sand, glaciers and waterfalls. 

Hunter travels to eleven different countries before returning home, where she dreams of more adventures. The text is told in rhyme and reading aloud is recommended.

Illustrations are by Ashlee Spink. They're colourful and appealing, with plenty of details for children to discover at each destination.

Hunter on Holiday makes a great armchair trip for family story time, rather like reading and enjoying a series of postcards.

Title: Hunter on Holiday: A Big Trip Around Europe
Author: Jessica and Stephen Parry-Valentine
Illustrator: Ashlee Spink
Publisher: Puffin, $19.99
Publication Date: 2023
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781761046926
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book