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Rush! Rush! by Elena de Roo, illus. Jenny Cooper. Pub. OneTree House, 2021.

February 23, 2021 Comments off

A young girl opens her bedroom window then with her pyjamas still on plus a light dressing gown, she charges off into the world with a mission.

Under the trees, through the grass, across the sheep paddocks, past the lake where the eels are, under the manuka, across the dunes to the sea. It is a breathless trip told with beautiful linked text full of alliteration and rhyme. On the beach there is a surprise, read it and find out what.

The illustrations are breezy, you can feel the wind as it sweeps the girls hair on her rush to the beach.

The combination of Pulford’s writing and Cooper’s illustrations is a winner. I feel breathless after reading it.