The Shrew That Flew
Written by Julia Copus
Illustrated by Eunyoung Seo
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There are lots of rhyming picture books but very few that read aloud as beautifully as this one: Julia Copus is an award-winning poet and it shows. In this latest adventure for Harry the Hog and Candy Stripe Lil they are getting ready for Badger’s party: ‘At the top of the invitation it said: Will guests please arrive with a hat on their head’. But Lil’s best hat has blown onto the roof – can they retrieve it in time for the party? It’s not easy, but Lil’s motto is ‘never say never’. Lil and Harry are an endearing partnership and this little story of try, try again is made even more appealing by Eunyoung Seo’s captivating illustrations, and that silvery rhyming text. ~ Andrea Reece
The Shrew That Flew by Julia Copus
One Saturday, in the middle of June, one bright and windy afternoon, all the creatures by Piggyback Wood were getting ready - as fast as they could. There was only a short time left to prepare for the birthday party at Badger's lair. Badger's having a birthday party and Harry and Lil are getting ready, but just as Lil is getting her favourite hat off the washing line to wear, it blows away. Harry says it's gone for good, but Lil says you should never say never if birds can fly, shrews can, too . An umbrella doesn't work, nor does a fan...and then Deer comes along with a big green balloon!
Praise for Hog in the Fog and The Hog, the Shrew and the Hullabaloo:
‘A perfect combination of clever rhymes and beautiful illustrations.’ Sunday Express
‘Whimsical and enticing’ Metro
Praise for Hog in the Fog:
‘A perfect combination of clever rhymes and beautiful illustrations.' Sunday Express
‘An exquisite rhyming tale about a hapless hog who gets lost in the fog. Beautiful illustrations.’ Angels and Urchins
‘Julia Copus is an accomplished poet, and in Hog in the Fog, illustrated by Eunyoung Seo, she shows what she can do, in lively rhyme, for a young audience’ Observer
‘Take a smidgeon of "The Gruffalo", add a tiny pinch of "Foggy Foggy Forest" and some truly charming artwork, and you're half way towards imagining how great "Hog in the Fog" is.’ Read it Daddy!
‘'A Julia-Donaldson-style rhyming text that works brilliantly for young children ...I'm assuming that this is the first in I can't wait for the next one!’ Serendipity Reviews
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