Title: Happy Hoppy Home
Author: Tull Suwannakit
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: 1st August 2021
Synopsis: Ages 3+
- · A sweet story about finding the right house . . . the perfect home might be closer than you think!
- · Delightful text paired with captivating, heart- warming illustrations
- · Perfect story for reading at bedtime
- · Themes: family, home, fathers, comfort and safety, togetherness, plans, adaptability
Papa Hare, Dot, Pip and Pat, and Baby Cottontail live together in a very small and crowded burrow. Then one day, Papa Hare comes up with a brilliant plan . . .
An enchanting and heart-warming story that celebrates the true joys of family and home.
Papa Hare is a single parent, raising his four children Dot, Pip and Pat, and Baby Cottontail. But they live in a small burrow, and whenever Dot wants to practise ballet, she can’t because the twins Pip and Pat want to play their games and Baby Cottontail wants to sleep – they can’t all do everything at the same time and need more space! So off they go, searching for a bigger burrow. Yet as they search, perhaps they will find out what they truly love.
This beautiful book explores family and home, and the role that single fathers play, their dedication to their children, as well as ideas around unity and caring for each other. This picture book isn’t told in rhyme but in gentle, lilting prose that helps children build vocabulary, visual literacy and an understanding of the diversity of homes and families, and what it means to be in a family filled with love.
These beautiful bunnies go off on a journey together to find a new home that is so big, they can all do what they want, when they want without disrupting the others, but what will the cost be, and how will they get through it? Tull Suwannakit has created a story that all ages will enjoy. It is comforting, like a big warm hug, and brings a smile to the reader’s face, regardless of their age.
As fathers are centred in this book, it would be perfect for Father’s Day gift for dads of young children, as both will find joy and love in this touching story about family, and even better, older kids can practise their reading while reading to the family or siblings, and it is a joy to see a variety of home and living situations represented in the book. Another fantastic picture book to add to the collection.