Monday, 11 April 2016

Hey Duggee: Follow That Egg!

Hey Duggee:
Follow That Egg!

By Jenny Landreth
Illustrations by Studio AKA Ltd.
Published by Ladybird Books

This is the latest Hey Duggee board book from Ladybird Books. This Spring/Easter edition based on the popular CBeebies series is packed full of eggy fun, with the squirrels in hot pursuit of a runaway egg!

This is another Hey Duggee title based on one of the episodes. The illustrations mirror the ones the children (and adult fans) will see on TV, with bold striking characters, lots of colour and the additional fun text. 

The squirrels on an egg hunt, to return a runaway chick to its mother. The egg is a curious little thing and is interested in everything as it runs away. 

Unfortunately it turns in to an egg mishap, with the squirrels returning with a massive bird's egg instead of mummy chicken's! But it all ends with Duggee hugs all round.

This title is a little different from the past Hey Duggee books. For a start this story comes in the form of a small board book, which is beautifully put together. I felt this version worked much better as a board book, especially the spreads with the things egg finds interesting. Great for young children to point and name - perfect for visual recognition. 

To celebrate the release of Hey Duggee: Follow That Egg! Ladybird gave me the challenge to make my very own Hey Duggee character as an egg. I crafted three eggs in total; using 3 boiled eggs, poster paint, coloured foam and goggly stick on eyes. I had great fun making these and its worth keeping eggs in mind for craft activities! Thank you to Ladybird Books for the art materials in crafting my very own chick, Roly and Croc. 

Hey Duggee: Follow That Egg! is available now in all good book shops or online here.

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