Monday, March 29, 2010

Hugo and the Really, Really, Really Long String by Bob Boyle

One day Hugo, a cute little purple guy, finds a red string, a really, really, really long string. As he follows the string through town, he makes some interesting new friends like an alligator cop and convinces them to help him get to the end of the string where something wonderful must be waiting. 

Hugo and the Really, Really, Really Long String is one of those books that instantly draws a kid's attention. Why? Because what child WOULDN'T want to get to the end of a super long string? My daughter begs for me to read it to her over and over and over again. And no was written and illustrated by Bob Boyle, creator of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! among other animated kids' shows. Somehow, Bob Boyle knows just what appeals to kids, whether it's Wubbzy trying to stop a runaway train or a purple hippo-looking guy following a long string through town.

This book definitely warrants a look, but beware: only pick it up if you are willing to read it many many times.

Reading Level: Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (March 23, 2010) | Source: Review copy from publisher

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  1. good for you, keep reading it repeatedly. I hear that is a good way to encourage reading in young children.

  2. Yes, there's definitely something about having a line or string to follow - I think the same magic works in Follow the Line Around the World By Laura Ljungkvist