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#BookADayUK Should Have Sold More Copies

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)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.