Little Hare is the sweetest little hare ever. He loves his Grandpa and they go everywhere together. Little Hare hasn’t learnt to hop yet – so he goes bump, bump, bump on his bottom – and Grandpa has a lot of aches and pains in his joints, so he goes hibble-hobble, hibble-hobble. Little Hare’s parents try to teach him to hop, but Grandpa tells them he’ll hop when he’s good and ready. It isn’t until Little Hare sees a sheep about to eat the one bush that can help cure Grandpa’s aches and pains, that he takes an almighty hop to save it. Soon Grandpa can go hibble-hobble-HOP and Little Hare can hop can hop along beside him. But sometimes, just for fun, he still likes to go bump, bump, bump.
HOP, Little Hare is a gorgeous new picture book from Margaret Wild, arguable Australia’s finest picture book author. The delightful watercolour illustrations by Peter Shaw are a perfect complement to he gentle humour and warm fuzzy feelings of the text.
A delight for adult readers and young listeners to share over and over.
HOP, Little Hare, by Margaret Wild & Peter Shaw
Little Hare, 2005