Another theme that stumped me, I don’t know a lot about book sales. So I’ve chosen a picture book about numbers instead…
The Hueys in None the Number: Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2014)
This is the third in the Hueys series, which seem to follow a philosophical theme. All Hueys books would be good to kickstart discussions in a classroom or home setting.
None the Number could be seen as a counting book for young children, that also introduces the concept of zero; it could be seen as something surreal (3 is a collection of chairs, 7 is oranges balanced on some things…); or it could be seen as a fun but silly story with a bunch of loveable characters.
This is my personal favourite of the three Huey books so far, but sadly none of them have caught the imagination of MG or DG. Although they’re not for us, I recommend them for their uniqueness and power to make you think.
Disclosure: The Hueys in None the Number received for review from HarperCollins Children’s Books.