by Laura Shallcrass
The cover of this book is striking. There’s no doubting that, and it’s what drew my attention first.
And it doesn’t stop there; the artwork throughout is of the same vivid, high quality.
It’s a book that any children’s library shelf would be proud to display.
When I first saw the title, I thought it was a book with a Maori focus but soon realised Hare is the long-eared animal strongly resembling a rabbit.
The storyline is how Hare sets out to find quiet.
At the end of the book there are teaching notes to perhaps help the reader find their ‘quiet’.
The font is rather small if this book is aimed at younger readers. My experience is that children prefer the larger print in order to follow the story more clearly. Also if the child is not actually holding the book the print could be a little larger. But having said that, this is a book for anybody, as written by the author -
‘Hare lived in a quiet corner, but there was still noise...
This is the story of Hare, who struggles to find quiet even in peaceful places.
Hare goes on a journey to try and find a solution.
This gentle heartwarming story is for anybody who suffers from noises, anxiety or loud feelings.’
There are a couple of minor editing bloopers but overall this is a book that is beautifully presented.
Author: Laura Shallcrass