Harry and the Hot Lava by Chris Robertson


Harry is a little boy with a big imagination. One day, a simple game of “don’t step on the hot lava” turns into a adventure he’ll never forget! This children’s picture book features the iconic art of Chris Robertson and has fun simple text perfect for beginning readers and story time.  Available on Amazon.


Chris Robertson is an author/illustrator of Children’s Picture Books. His most recent book is “My Yellow Umbrella”. Chris’s other books include “I’ll Trade My Peanut-Butter Sandwich”, “Little Miss Liberty”, “Kit and Kaboodle”, “The Tooth That’s on the Loose!” and “Pandora’s Box” with Julia Dweck. Chris’s whimsical cartoon style feels light-hearted and carefree which seems to perfectly match his humorous writing style.
While in elementary school, Chris was introduced to “Curious George”, “Madeline”, and “Harry the Dirty Dog” by way of the Bookmobile. The introduction left such a strong impression, that even at an early age, Chris knew children’s books were going to be an important part of his life.


I have read and reviewed several of Chris’ books and love them all.  They are perfect for children to just get lost in their imagination.  Although I love all of Chris’ books this one totally hit home.  I have an autistic son who is 13 and he is just like Harry.  He is always living in some imaginary situation and I often find him in closets, under the kitchen table, behind the couch, or standing on his bed.  Harry is running and hiding from lava that is following him no matter where he goes in search of the safety of his mother.  And of course the story has fantastic illustrations to go with the experience.  I totally recommend this for young children.


I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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