Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Little Answer by Tim Hopgood (Children’s, Picture book, 10/10E, semi short 'n' sweet)

March 2014, Random House Children's Publishers, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy

What makes the world go round?' 'Sausages!'
'What makes the wind blow?' 'Sausages!'
'Where does everything come from?' 'Sausages!'

Little Answer is desperate to find his question. But there’s a big problem – his answer is “Sausages”! What question could possibly have such a silly answer? 

Nayuleska's thoughts 
Isn’t Little Answer (the thing in Daisy’s hand) adorable? He is the reason why I selected this book for review. I have to review anything I find cute! Little Answer has one answer for everything, which he finds out is incorrect. As the tale progresses Little Answer’s confidence diminishes. Lots of questions get asked, some are quite profound. Daisy asks Little Answer a question which does turn out to need the reply of ‘sausages’, which had me laughing all the way through the book because some of the questions would be hilarious if they truly were made of sausages!

The top mark wasn’t awarded because not quite all the questions asked in the book were answered – I know some of them can’t, like what are thoughts made of, but a rough estimation similar to the one where ‘where is everything from’ would have been nice. It will certainly spark off lots of questions and thinking from readers.  

Suggested read
Another adorable read is Little Lou and the Woolly Mammoth by Paula Bowles (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)

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