We have a couple of ‘Zoe and Beans’ stories in our house and so were delighted to receive this new book Hello Oscar.
The text is so clever and its slightly strange story appeals not only to young readers but to adults as well; ‘ “Woof!” said Beans. “Squeak”, said the guinea pig. And off they went to find a carrot.’ Saying that, this narrative is slightly stranger than past books and I have to admit to liking Pants on the Moon more. That said Jonny thinks this book is hilarious, it obviously appeals to his sense of humour!
The story is full of lots of interesting animals that certainly teach children about the world they live in, and the illustrations, as always, are gorgeous and interestingly laid out on the page. Jonny loves the ‘randomness’ of the book and it appeals to his strange way of thinking.
Jonny (three) and Sophie (seventeen months) both love the book and we have read it many times. Plus, Jonny is starting to learn his phonics so the repeated words between Zoe and the parrot have proved very useful indeed.
This is another lovely book in the Zoe and Beans collection, not my favourite but definitely one of Jonny's!
A copy of this book was received free of charge. This has in no way affected our opinion of the book and this post is, as always, completely honest.