Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Hue Boy By Rita Phillips Mitchell

Illustrated by Caroline Binch
Review by The Mole

Hue boy is the smallest boy in the village and his mother is worried. She looks for answers everywhere and with everyone as to why he hasn't grown. She tries special baths, soups, exercises and anything else people suggest. She feels desperate!

First published in 1992 this is now being reissued. What's more it is becoming multi-media! It's becoming a stage play touring the UK and ending im June 2013. (

It's the age old story really - so many mothers worry that their children aren't as tall as their friends - but here it's told with beautiful illustrations and in a way that every child who is the smallest of their group can identify with and take comfort from.

A beautiful book whether it's read alone or shared as an early reader.

Publisher - Frances Lincoln
Genre - Children's picture story book, 4-7 years

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