How did I get the book?
Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Genre: Picture Book
Previously reviewed: Happy Hooves Ta Dah!
Synopsis: The second book of the Happy Hooves series Oh! Oh! Oh! is a magical Christmas tale about our favourite hoofed friends. Cow says Santa will not come unless they all tidy their houses. But as each of the animals make everything sparkle and gleam, a panic arises as they realise something is missing. How will Santa bring presents if they don’t have a chimney?
Anna Bogie’s sensational rhyming text once again creates magic on the pages with Rebecca Elliott’s exquisite snowy illustrations. This is a festive story no child will want to be without this Christmas.
200words (or less) review: When I reviewed the first Happy Hooves book I read it as a PDF, this time Fat Fox Books were kind enough to send a proof copy. The reason I’m telling you this? It makes a difference. I thought the artwork was great previously but actually seeing the book gave me another level of appreciation.
Rebecca Elliott is talented, you have the initial enjoyment of the pictures while you’re reading the story and then you find all these little extras. I really like how the background has a textured feel to it. Also all the little animals that got relocated during the tidying are so cute. 🙂
Now to the story, A. Bogie makes the tidying up in preparation for Santa’s visit fun. The rhyming text makes you want to read this book out loud. The last few pages in particular are great and have a nice message.
Oh! Oh! Oh! is an adorable read in the run up to Christmas.