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May 3, 2014

Shh! We have a plan

Chris Haughton
Walker Books
ISBN: 9781406342321           RRP: $24.95

Four intrepid bird-hunters are out a-hunting with their nets when they come upon the most beautiful of birds. The smallest calls out a greeting but the others quickly silence him. They have a plan! Turn the page and we see a tangle of hunters and nets while the bird is flying away. And so it keeps happening. The problem seems to be that no one knows the plan. Then the smallest hunter gets the chance to use the direct approach, with fluttering success! Both text and illustrations are heavily understated. Have the hunters learnt a lesson? Enter a squirrel.