Sunday, 6 November 2016

Lost ideas

NZ Writer and Illustrator 
Deborah Hinde
Picture Book Publishing, 2016  $19.99pb 32pp
ISBN 978 0 4733 6294 2
Themes: Friendship/ Groups/ Ideas/ Sizes and shapes/ Small animals  
Oh foolish Hare! He had such a good idea but now he has lost it completely. Lucky Hare! He has a great support group of friends who all band together to help him with suggestions and advice. But then Hare sees…. and it all comes flooding back. It’s a great story with even greater pictures. Deborah, who has illustrated over 60 books has excelled herself with Hare and says it took her more than two years to put together. There are stories within stories here and details you only notice after the fourth or fifth views  - Hare’s whiskers for example that droop or stand up depending on his mood. A book to share with a group with enthusiasm (but I’m keeping this one for myself!)
Preschool up/ Age 4 up

Harebrained  - adj. foolish, reckless or badly thought through.
The first recorded use of harebrained dates to 1548.The spelling hairbrained also has a long history, going back to the 1500s when hair was a variant spelling of hare.

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