The thing about the Hueys was that they were all the same…
JD and I have been smitten with The Hueys – The New Jumper ever since it arrived. Why? Because the illustrations are brilliant.
The characters are simple, identical creatures, drawn in pencil lines. Yet somehow creator Oliver Jeffers manages to convey the most wonderfully comical emotions from each of them.
The story is cute and relevant – all about wanting to be the same as your peers, while also wanting to stand out and be different. The back page is a bit of a joy too, but I won’t spoil it by saying why.
Here’s a great little animated teaser, narrated by my teenage crush, Jarvis Cocker:
If you want to grab it, it’s published by HarperCollins and available in hardback for £10.99.
Disclosure: we were sent The Hueys – The New Jumper free of charge for the purposes of this review. No payment was received. All reviews are 100% honest.