Caryl Hart (text) & Sarah Horne (illustrations)
(Hodder Children’s Books)
We LOVE this picture book in the Library Mice household! The perfect rhyming text and clever repetition (Rhino? What rhino? That cannot be true. There’s only one rhino and he’s in the zoo) create a winning combination for a story which is unbelievable fun to read aloud. I dare anybody to be able to resist making silly voices when reading this at storytime. It is energetic and uplifting; every time I read this book, it leaves me in a happy mood! Caryl Hart is a natural with words; the text flows beautifully.
The colourful artwork by Sarah Horne is lively and zany and is perfectly in tune with the text and this creates, overall, a smashing picture book. We have only just discovered it and yet it is already a Library Mice family favourite!