Review – Harry and the Hot Lava by Chris Robertson

img_1921A  colourful and striking picture book. Harry imagines hot lava is on the loose, running through his house.

Reading this book reminded me of when children have a what we used to call in our house a ‘mad half-hour’, running,chasing, screeching and laughing, the type of behaviour that makes parents quickly say ‘okay now, lets just sit quietly and look at some books.’

The illustrations in Harry and the Hot Lava are cute, colourful, dynamic and very well drawn. However the story is minimal, not really a story at all. I somehow think that once the impact of first seeing it was over it’s not a book that could be read over again very much.

Great fun, though. 3.5 stars

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