Rhino? What Rhino?: Caryl Hart & Sarah Horne
(Hodder Children’s Books, 2010)
This is a book that we first heard on CBeebies, being read as the lunchtime story by Alex Winters. It’s so quotable, that it stuck in my mind from the very first time I heard it and I’m not sure what took me so long to add a copy to the girls’ library.
Rhino? What Rhino? That cannot be true. There’s only one Rhino and he’s in the zoo.
This book is very re-readable. Both DG and MG enjoy the story. DG loves the repetition and joins in with “it must have been you!” and then says “It was you, Mummy!” and has great fun with all the different animals. MG really enjoys the humour and illustrations, and also joins in with “Rhino, What Rhino?” We’ve all taken to jokingly accusing each other for things and then saying it’s the Rhino, this book has really entered the day-to-day consciousness of the Chaos family.
There’s some lovely Rhino activities to download from Caryl’s website, featuring Sarah’s wonderful illustrations. MG, DG and I all recommend this book, with so many lines to quote, great repetition and very fun illustrations.
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