If you’re after a picture book that will have under-fives hooting with laughter then the latest story from Oliver Jeffers is perfect.
It Wasn’t Me is the second title in his series about the Hueys, a fabulously quirky group of characters who look a bit like multi-coloured eggs on pin legs.
Their name is inspired by the artist’s grandfather, who could never remember the names of his grandchildren so called them all Huey, girls and boys alike.
This time round a fight has broken amongst the Hueys. The only problem is that none of them can remember what exactly they are fighting about. Hmmm – sounds like a typical family argument to me. And as always, the row is defused by something completely innocuous. In this case a dead fly.
I must remember that one the next time an argument erupts in our household…
It Wasn’t Me by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins, £12.99)