ONE SPRINGY DAY
by Nick Butterworth (HarperCollins £12.99, 32 pp)
IT’S hard to believe that it’s 30 years since kindly Percy introduced us to the animals who live in his park. Now he’s back with a new adventure brimming with warmth and gentle humour.
A game of hide-and-seek is the perfect opportunity for mischief, and here the fox finds himself in a sticky situation when he tips over a pot of glue in Percy’s shed. Cue chaos and craziness until Percy resolves the problems in time for tea. Nick Butterworth’s illustrations are packed with detail, and small children will love the huge fold- out page towards the end.
If you ever want an example of humans, animals and the environment working in harmony, then Percy’s your man.