Review of The Terrible Plop
There's an irresistible bounce to this delightfully ridiculous story of how a whole forest of animals is terrified by a mysterious plop. The rhyming text and vigorous illustrations tell how rabbit, frightened by the sound of the plop, spreads panic as he races off. Soon all the animals are stampeding as far and as fast as they can in a desperate attempt to reach safety. From what? Only brown bear is brave enough to try to find out and soon he too is running for cover. A deliciously spine-tingling story about an unknown and unreal terror.
Published in The Guardian (UK) on May 1, 2010. Original/full review