Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent is a very responsible child, possibly the most responsible child you will ever meet. How did he get to be so responsible? Just meet his parents and you will understand.
This is the very fishy tale of how an ordinary day out with Mr and Mrs Bobton-Trent became the death-defying rescue of the one and only Hubert Horatio. And who did the rescuing? Why Hubert of course.
From Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child, a deliciously off-the-wall and very fishy tale.
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Reviews from Toppsta
“Leo loved reading this extraordinary exciting tale together. The story centres on an exceptionally intelligent, talented and sensible child called Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent. He and his parents – Mr and Mrs Bobton-Trent, are out enjoying his first outing in a pram when it all starts to go wrong. Leo really liked the sketched illustrations and interesting text layout.” – Read to a child aged 6
“I liked this story because it was so funny. It is all about a boy called Hubert who is only a baby, but he is very responsible and clever because his parents are not. A very funny book about what happens to Hubert when his parents leave him outside a shop and he races down a hill. The illustrations were great and I would recommend it to 6+.” – Read by a child aged 8
“This book is excellent, it is laugh out loud funny. This is a lovely easy read that gets you straight into the story and you immediately love the characters. It’s a wonderful bedtime story.” – Read to a child aged 6
“I like this author, as I read the Charlie and Lola books when I was younger, and my younger sister still reads them. The illustrations are the same, which is good, as it was one thing I enjoyed when reading this author’s books. It was easy to read, not very long, and I thought the author did a great job, writing such a great story in as short length as it was. It was funny, especially the bit when the old lady thought Hubert was a talking fish.” – Read by a child aged 9
“We absolutely loved this book! It is the story of Hubert Huratio who is a very clever baby with very irresponsible parents! This book is gloriously surreal with wonderfully wacky illustrations. It was a delight to read and made my daughters squeal with laughter. Fittingly for a World Book Day book, it introduced them to words they hadn’t come across yet and has helped increase their vocabulary. Highly recommended!” – Read to twins aged 6