‘The Bairnâ€™s favourite part is when he can trace his finger over the lovely double page spread when Wally and Clumpety work together. Â This beautiful illustration is just one of many fun additions to the story from Richard Watson. Â His comedic characters really work well with Allcockâ€™s words and bring out the playfulness of Clumpety the horse in particular. Â Every scene plays out in hilarity thanks to the wonderful expressiveness Watson has given Wally and Clumpety. Â Furthermore, I love all the little details on each page of the other animals like frogs, deer, moles, squirrels and a fox â€“ the Bairn loved spotting them all and shouting out the animal names.
I think this is a fantastically funny book from Phil Allcock and Richard Watson and already I want more again from this sharp picture book duo.
This gets a massive thumbs up from the Bairn and is a refreshing read for the end of the summer blues. I think everyone will like this book, there are no â€˜horses for coursesâ€™ here!’
Thanks Kirsty (and Bairn)!
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