Hue Boy is small - smaller than all his friends, and he doesn't seem to grow at all, no matter what his mother gives him to eat, or how much he runs and jumps and plays. His mother takes him first to the doctor, and then to the Wise Man of the village. But nothing seems to help Hue Boy to grow. Then Hue Boy's father comes home from working overseas, and at last Hue starts to grow. With his dad back, he feels comfortable with himself, and his size doesn't worry him any more.
RITA PHILLIPS MITCHELL was born in Belize but has lived in the UK since the 1960s. She is a retired primary head-teacher, who has also taught EFL. Her other picture books include One for You, One for Me (Walker) and The Gotcha Smile (Orchard). She lives in Essex. CAROLINE BINCH is the internationally acclaimed illustrator of Amazing Grace (9781845077495) and Grace and Family (9781845078065), with Mary Hoffman, as well as Down by the River (9781847800824) with Grace Hallworth. She wrote and illustrated the picture books Gregory Cool (9780711208902), Since Dad Left (9780711213555), Newborn, Silver Shoes (9781845074715) and Cristy's Dream (9781845074722) as well as the novel for young readers, Road Horse, about a Traveller family. She lives in Cornwall.
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