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Score: 8.5/10  [2 reviews]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 4221 - Old Hu-Hu
Written by Kyle Mewburn

Old Hu-Hu
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$17.40
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Yes

Old Hu-Hu product reviews

Proud to promote NZ productsEveryone loved Old Hu-Hu. But nobody loved him quite as much as little Hu-Hu-Tu. Old Hu-Hu is a thoughtful tale of young Hu-Hu-Tu's search for understanding of what has happened to his beloved Old Hu-Hu, who flew all the way to the moon (or so they said), then fell down dead. Sensitively written, this is a beautiful story of death and the celebration of life, with powerful, evocative illustrations by Rachel Driscoll.



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death   grief   huhu   kyle mewburn   nzmade
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Review by: kymmage (Kym)
Dated: 4th of May, 2013

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This Review: 9.5/10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Accuracy:
Score 10 out of 10
Easy to Understand:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

We got Old Hu-hu out at the local library recently, but it wasn't the first time I have read it. Kyle Mewburn has again woven his magic with this book. It's a sweet, and kindly worded exploration of death and what might happen to us after life.

This is in my opinion, suitable for secular and religious homes. The little bug, asks questions of all the other insects and gets all sorts of thoughts about the after life. Then he comes to his own conclusions. For us, it sparked some conversation along the same lines. It was interesting to see what my daughter thought.

The illustrations are outstanding. Rachel Driscoll did an amazing job, with the insects and their personalities shining through their faces. They are full of life, despite the tasteful muted colour. It really helped to bring the whole book together.

We haven't lost anyone recently that we have needed to talk about these things. But I know it will happen in future, and this would be a book I would turn to, to help my children through that hard time. Of course, the story is so beautifully written that I can not get through it without crying every time I open it.

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Review by: mizim (Miriam)
Dated: 3rd of May, 2013

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This Review: 7.5/10
Value for Money:
Score 6 out of 10
Accuracy:
Score 8 out of 10
Easy to Understand:
Score 8 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 8 out of 10

I picked up this book, opened it up to read and got a little shock. The shock was simply because when it comes to childrens books I almost never read the back cover, thus not knowing what is in store, as it is my children who pick the books and not me.

On the very first page Old Hu-Hu dies. Young Hu-Hu-Tu is so sad to have lost is dear Hu-Hu, and bugs from far and wide come to bid their farewells to Hu-Hu. Young Hu-Hu-Tu goes out, asking various creatures that he meets, 'where is Old Hu-Hu' until he finally finds the answer.

I think weather you have lost someone close or not, or if your kids have dealt with a family member dying or not, this is a good book to read. The illustrations are lovely and it is a well written book that manages to answer the question of 'where is Old Hu-Hu' in a simple enough manner for children to understand and adults to appreciate.

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