a) Lots of imagination
b) A hint of folly
c) Great illustrations
and The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race by James Thorp and Angus MacKinnon, the Superhairies, has oodles of all three.
What’s it about?
The story is a race between the animals and follows all of their cheating tactics to try and win, all apart from the unicorn who doesn’t cheat at all.
It is written in rhyme which is excellent for reading aloud skills and learning to make the right intonations and take breaths in the right places – quite tricky when you’re only five.
The rhymes are belly laugh funny and full of creative imagination
So bounding up and down the shore
to see what could be seen,
he took a leap and jumped the cliff
from a custard trampoline
The illustrations are beautifully coloured and full of detail, in fact the girls would stop me on each page before moving on so they could study the picture properly and discover all the intricacies before moving on, at the end of the story we had to go back through and find the snail on each page and follow our fingers on the mazes, ladders and steps
What age group?
Aimed at 4 – 8 year olds but this book has plenty to keep parents amused too
Where to find it?
Published by new publishing house Digital Leaf and currently on sale on Amazon for £7.69
Disclosure: I have been sent a copy of the book for the purpose of this review.