Friday, 31 August 2018

New Kids on the Bookshelf

With the summer holidays now drawing to a close, it's time to start thinking about 'Back to School.' And what better way to brighten up your child's day than with one of our new pictures books!

Here at Hubble & Hattie, we have always promoted compassion, understanding, and respect between all animals through our publications. Books that are of real benefit to the species they cover are what we aim to achieve, and we feel that it is never too early to learn such important values! This notion led to the launch of Hubble & Hattie Kids!; books that will champion the same ethos to a younger audience. 

These beautifully illustrated and carefully crafted books are publications that children – and a fair number of adults – will cherish and learn from, absorbing life lessons that will help improve the lives of all animals, and our relationships with them. 

Worzel goes for a walk! Will you come too?

A Hubble & Hattie regular, Worzel is back, and this time he wants to take you on a walk to one of his favourite places – the beach! Just like Worzel says hello! Will you be my friend?, this charming story is told from Worzel's point of view, accompanied by Chantal Bourgonje's beautiful illustrations, and aims to help children learn how to walk dogs in a safe and responsible way. 

Taking a dog for a walk is both pleasurable and essential for any dog. In Worzel goes for a walk! Will you come too?, children learn there are important rules that need to be followed to ensure that the experience is a positive one for all those involved. 

"I loved this book. It's beautifully written and the illustrations complement the text so well." – The BookBag

The Lucky, Lucky Leaf

Speaking of Chantal Bourgonje, her own book based on her wonderful Horace & Nim illustrations and The Lucky, Lucky Leaf, written by David Hoskins, follows a group of forest friends on a windy autumn day, as they are out catching falling leaves for luck. Nim wants to break his all-time record of five lucky leaves before teatime. But the more leaves he catches, the more accidents he seems to have! And then Kay accidentally hurts Nim's feelings. Forget breaking records, will Nim survive until teatime?

This book encourages compassion for others, enjoyment of nature and playing outside in a way that will charm children and adults alike.

"The Lucky, Lucky Leaf has marvellous read-aloud appeal." – Geelong Obedience Dog Club

The Little House that didn't have a home

From the same illustrator who brought us the incredibly funny Ollie and Nina and ... Daft Doggy Doings! comes this wonderful little tale. Written by Steve Burke and accompanied by Neil Sullivan's colourful imagery, The Little House that didn't have a home tells the story of a cheeky and plucky little house that doesn't have a place to live. He packs his bag, and along with his best friend Bear, sets off into the big wide world to find themselves their 'forever home.' Along the way, they encounter lots of interesting characters, some nice, some sad, some not so nice, and some very rude indeed!

"This little classic will endure in the mind of a child as he/she matures and grows." – Geelong Obedience Dog Club

Make sure to get your hands on these wonderful books, and keep an eye out, as we have plenty more children's books coming your way!

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