What’s Up, Maloo?
Author: Geneviève Godbout
Audience: Preschool-2 years old
Published: January 7, 2020
Publisher: Tundra Books
No other kangeroo can hop like Maloo! But one day Maloo’s friends find him stepping instead of hopping. What’s wrong, Maloo? His pals look for ways to help Maloo regain the spring in his step. With patience, support and a little “hop” from his friends, Maloo gets his bounce back.
**I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
Maloo has excellent friends who want to help him find his hop. Maloo’s friends tried a variety of different ideas to help find his hop, and they eventually helped him find his hop again. Maloo’s friends were by his side the whole time and kept trying to encourage him. It was a beautiful story perfect for little ones.
My first thought when I opened this book was that it was super cute and simple. I immediately noticed the illustrations. I love the little details in the drawings throughout the book. The writing was simple for this age group, as they are starting to recognize words and follow along with stories.
The writing did not take away from the illustrations, and I love how the words “hop” were repeated and appeared in similar areas throughout the book. The illustrations helped to enhance the story and helped to tell the story.
This book was very simple, but it effectively got the moral across with assistance from the simple sentences and illustrations.
I gave this book 4/5 cups of tea, I will be buying this to add to my personal collection of story books.