So I spotted this book at the library (one of them), and I just had to read it. I am a big fan of Oliver Jeffers’s work and so I just couldn’t resist this one. And boy, it was just too fun to read.
At first we see the Hueys go by their day, from speeches to walking their dogs, to meeting up and more. It seemed kind of boring to me to have everything be the same, but thankfully there is Rupert. Here is a guy who wants to be different, so he decides to knit a sweater. And not just any sweater, oh no, this guy is going for fluorescent orange.
And thus the chaos starts as our other Hueys are not amused by their friend’s unique ways, but then something happens… and well you will just have to read this book and see for yourself. I am a bit on the fence on if I like it or not. On the one hand it was funny, because here we have the typical Huey behaviour popping up again, but on the other hand I wished that they just could do something else for once. They just seemed like sheep with what they did here. And it did feel like a nudge to how this kind of thing works in real life.
The ending was a fun surprise and I was just shaking my head and saying something along the lines of: “Oh Rupert, no just no.” 😛
Ah yes, and I thought the little guys looked like computer mouses (due to their form and the little wiggle on their heads).
The illustrations? Simple, but very fun, then again I just love Oliver Jeffers’s art. 🙂
I would recommend this one, it is short but oh so much fun!