We’re Going on a Present Hunt
Nosy Crow, 2022
32pp., pbk. RRP $A14.99
Three children are off on a hunt for the perfect Christmas present! But first they’ve got to get through the spiky Christmas trees, a herd of hungry reindeer, some noisy carol singers and a very busy toyshop! But there are SO MANY toys . . . will they ever find the perfect present?
Set to the familiar rhyme of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt young children will delight in reading along with this story and it’s quirky ending – there’s definitely a bear! The colourful illustrations will attract their attention and then discovering that they can read it already will help them believe that they too, can be “real readers”. Not to mention getting them to think about what if this were and Australian story – what would change and what would they substitute.