We just opened Hattie & Hudson today by author and illustrator, Chris Van Dusen and could not be happier! It is the happiest summer adventure - a cabin on the lake in the woods and a mysterious wonderful "monster" - simply delightful!
The art absolutely brings you in and the story between Hattie and her new friend, Hudson is so much fun. This book reminds me of older simpler days. We all really love Hattie & Hudson!
If I am headed to your kiddos birthday party this summer...this is what she / he is getting!
Don't see that as a spoiler...now you can look forward to it! :)
Hattie McFadden is a born explorer. Every morning she grabs her life jacket and paddles out in her canoe to discover something new on the lake, singing a little song on her way. When her singing draws up from the depths a huge mysterious beast, everyone in town is terrified — except Hattie, who looks into the creature’s friendly, curious eyes and knows that this is no monster. So Hattie sneaks out at night to see the giant — whom she names Hudson — and the two become friends. But how can she make the frightened, hostile townspeople see that Hudson isn’t scary or dangerous at all? Chris Van Dusen brings his colorful, perspective-bending artwork to this satisfying new story about acceptance, friendship, and sticking up for those who are different. - Candlewick Press
Between the story and the engaging artwork, this is one of our new favorites!
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Candlewick Press has a hardcover copy to giveaway! US residents only please. Prize is shipped via publisher - we are not responsible for shipping or if your little one needs to head to the lake to find a Hudson of his own!
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