Jenny's Picture Book Review: 'Rosie's Walk' by Pat Hutchins

Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins

Another classic! Mr B doesn't like this book because it doesn't have many words. He's obviously missing the point. Everything you need to know is in the images as Rosie the hen unknowingly foils the nameless fox time after time on her afternoon constitutional.  I remember finding it genuinely funny in my childhood.

The illustrations are iconic and comic - and surely beg to be licenced widely for merchandise a la Eric Carle. First published in 1968 it drips 60s/70s cool with a colour scheme mirroring every pair of curtains in the land in this era.

Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins

I love the animals and Rosie's haughty expression, I love the way Hutchins does trees and I love the simplicity. Every child should have a copy.

Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins