Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hattie & Hudson - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Candlewick Press.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Book Overview:

Hattie McFadden is a born explorer. Every morning she grabs her life jacket and paddles out in her canoe to discover something new on the lake, singing a little song on her way. When her singing draws up from the depths a huge mysterious beast, everyone in town is terrified — except Hattie, who looks into the creature’s friendly, curious eyes and knows that this is no monster. So Hattie sneaks out at night to see the giant — whom she names Hudson — and the two become friends. But how can she make the frightened, hostile townspeople see that Hudson isn’t scary or dangerous at all? Chris Van Dusen brings his colorful, perspective-bending artwork to this satisfying new story about acceptance, friendship, and sticking up for those who are different.

A little girl and her colossal friend teach a monster-size lesson about prejudging others in a charming new offering from Chris Van Dusen.


My Review:

A little girl named Hattie goes out on the lake and starts singing to herself.  Down in the bottom of the lake is a water monster who decides to see where the singing is coming from.  Up until then, the monster stayed out of sight.  When Hattie and the monster meet, she names him Hudson and they become friends.  The townspeople soon find out that there's a lake monster in their area and get upset.  They want the ferocious creature to be gone.  Hattie and Hudson come up with a plan to show just how gentle Hudson is, and the plan works.  Hudson becomes an attraction to all and is glad to live life in the open but still cherishes the time he has with Hattie.

This hardcover book with amusing illustrations shows that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.  Hudson may look like a big scary monster, but he's actually a gentle giant.  Tenderness and tolerance are lessons displayed in this story.
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58 comments:

Peggy said...

I like a good listener that won't judge.

Feisty Fox said...

I like a friend that you can rely on when times are tough.

Marty C. said...

I like a friend who can look at things from other people's points of view.

Sara Estep said...

Honesty. I like a friend that can tell it like it is, even if that something isn't what you want to hear.

Marti Tabora said...

I like a friend that isn't needy and doesn't feel the need to talk all the time.

Stacy said...

Discretion is the trait I cherish.

Ken Ohl said...

I love honesty that is the best quality you can have

angel d said...

someone that will be there no matter what

amh1982 said...

I value honesty and integrity most of all. I am trying to instill those values in my son.

Renee Rousseau said...

I love friends with a great sense of humor.

John Smith said...

A trait I love in a friend: Sincerity would be a good one!

Angie Church said...

I have always admired the traits of strength and compassion. The ability to make it through and share the experience with others
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Jana Leah B said...

A good friend is non-judgemental.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I look for kindness and trustworthiness as a trait.

Colleen Maurina said...

I like friends who are there when you really need them and can keep your secrets!

aperry said...

I look for honesty & kindness.

Jeanna Massman said...

I look for a good sense of humor.

Janice Crespo said...

Robyn is a very compassionate person.

Angela Saver said...

A good listener and loyalty are great traits in a friend!

Lauryn Rescoe said...

I like a friend who can always be honest with me.

SueZH said...

I like someone who is open minded. and fun

AmberFaith said...

I like someone who is kind!

Niclan80 said...

The trait I like in a friend is loyalty.

Lisa Ann said...

I like honesty in my friends.

Leela said...

They have to be honest.

James Coyne said...

Honesty is key

Edye Nicole said...

I would say kindness!

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cp said...

honesty and reliability

slb3334 said...

someone that is supportive.

Donna C. said...

trustworty

Nancy said...

A trait I like in a friend is unselfishness.

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LeAnn Harbert said...

I like people that make me laugh.

Sandy said...

Loyalty and a sense of humor!

Susan Smoaks said...

i like my friend to be honest. that is an awesome trait in a friend.

Darlene said...

The trait I like is devotion.

Audra said...

Loyalty is a good trait

Leslie said...

Kindness

binabug said...

I tend to have friends who have the same sense of humor as myself and who are honest hard working people

Laurie Nykaza said...

Kindness is so important in friendship that is what i look for

MELINA said...

A trait I would like to have in a friend is sense of humor.

Ashley Horner said...

A good friend will always be there and defend you even when you are not around.

saturdaynightfever said...

Thougthfulness!

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Jennifer Herman said...

I would say honesty.

Rhonda Fuller said...

Honesty is the best quality in a friend.

MichelleCat said...

My neighbor, Christine, is the most selfless person I know and I truly admire that in her.

Eve+Ash said...

Loyalty and an extrovert to my introvert

Darlene said...

A good listener and someone who can make me laugh.

Philip Lawrence said...

I appreicate loyalty the most in a friend.

SexyBrat said...

I think loyalty is most important.

McKim said...

I like a friend who is kind and loyal.

Emily said...

My sister is always there for me. She's my best friend. :)

Sand said...

Honesty, loyalty and integrity are very important yo me.

Rob said...

A cool trait in a friend is humor.

Milton Milt said...

I always like a friend that has amazing honesty.

Marcus Mar said...

Trust is the best trait to have in a friend.

Paulet said...

A friend that always has words of encouragement is wonderful.

Malv said...

A friend who has empathy is a fabulous friend to have around.

Aaron said...

Friends with awesome generosity are the right friends to be with everyday.