Its clear as clear can be that the author/illustrator of this book, the very talented Sally Hunter, is a mother. When I read this book to my children, I also feel mothered, the text is so beautifully motherese and loving.
Its also clear this is a mother who absolutely adores her children and has the uncanny ability to see the world through their eyes.
Humphrey, a divine and darling little elephant toddler, takes us through his day at a very toddler level from quite literally two feet off the ground. We see him struggling to get his feet into his socks, we see him nibbling on his breakfast egg and soldiers. We watch making a home from a box, stirring mud stew in the garden, watching his baby brothers peas rolling across the floor, and riding high with daddy to see the stars in the cold night sky, just before bed.
Just like Hunters other Humphrey books, the illustrations in Humphreys Day are absolutely gorgeous so delicately perfect, intricate and lusciously coloured with tones the making of a long-time classic.
If you want a book to snuggle with your heart and entrance your child and create a delicious nighttime bond, then this is the book for you.Title:
0 140 56928 6For ages:
0 - 7Type:
Picture BookRelated books:Humphrey's Corner