ONE SPRINGY DAY

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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.

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