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Armadillo and Hare Reviews

Armadillo and Hare by Jeremy Strong, Rebecca Bagley

Armadillo and Hare

Jeremy Strong, Rebecca Bagley

5.00 out of 5

3 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: David Fickling Books
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Publication date: 1 Nov 2018
ISBN: 9781788450287

A charming, funny and whimsical series of tales from the Big Forest by multi-million bestselling writer Jeremy Strong, author of My Brother's Famous Bottom and The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog.

  • The TimesBook of the Week
5 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
3 Nov 2018

"Strong is excellent on friendship dynamics while being funny and thoughtfu"

Jeremy Strong dispenses jolly, non-hectoring advice for adults and children... Expect the unexpected... Strong is excellent on friendship dynamics while being funny and thoughtful and refusing to compromise on language. The shortish length of these stories and large type means they are perfect for newish readers or for parents to read to children who are ready for something meatier (or should I say cheesier?) than the average 32-page picture book.

Reviews

  • The Sunday TimesChildren's Book of the Week
5 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
18 Nov 2018

"Bagley’s charismatic illustrations add character, movement, comedy and style"

Strong, always a supreme knockabout humorist, has unleashed his whimsical side with this quirky collection of stories about an eccentric pair: crotchety Armadillo, in cardigan and slippers, who likes to paint cheese sandwiches, and elegant Hare, who plays a tuba that fires out fanciful objects from toasters, frogs and old boots to cupcakes, glitter and rainbows... Bagley’s charismatic illustrations add character, movement, comedy and style.

5 stars out of 5
Jane Churchill
18 Nov 2018

"a delight and perfect to share with young children"

These stories are a delight and perfect to share with young children beginning to read for themselves or as bedtime stories! 
The collection is a wonderful celebration of differences and friendship and finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. The way Armadillo and Hare look out for one another and help each other overcome their fears is beautifully portrayed along with the message that not everything has an answer or a ready solution... Expressive illustrations by newcomer Rebecca Bagley add to the package - hare’s ears are particularly eloquent.