Saturday, 8 March 2014

Picture Book

NZ Writer and Illustrator
Raja Hidzir
Hugo and the Tortoise
Thumbnail Books   2014  $19.99pb    32pp       
ISBN 978 0 4732 6950 0

Themes:         Missing pets/ School projects/ Tortoises

When Hugo finds a friendly tortoise wandering around in the street and there is no sign of his owner, he takes him home. With the help of a sturdy video camera, he decides to involve him in his school project  -  A day in the life of a tortoise.  With a satisfying twist in the plot the reader finds it is the camera that is the catalyst for Hugo (not his real name!) and his original owner being reunited. 
This is an attractively set out book with illustrations I know children will really respond to and it radiates a warm sense of good humour.  
It is available from the publisher and from some bookshops:

Thumbnail Books
PO Box 22077
Wellington 6441

Year 1 up/ Age 5 up

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