We’ve been an avid follower of Nicholas John Frith‘s work for some time now, so we were super excited whilst at the Scholastic Bloggers event, to spot this fabulously vibrant and daringly different debut picture book from Frith.
‘Hector and Hummingbird‘ is a wonderful debut and one that’ll be hard to top!
It highlights the challenges that this unlikely pairing face and the very apparent differences between them.
When Hector befriends a noisy, talkative hummingbird he quickly decides that he needs some peace and quiet… or does he?
Having been an admirer of Frith‘s illustrative work and editorial narrative, we knew his style would translate perfectly across picture books.
His clever choice of palette makes for a very different offering and like nothing else we’ve seen on the market at the moment.
We loved this page at the end of the book too, with added extras to spot and new animals to learn along the way.