Published over 40 years ago, Rosie’s Walk is a classic picture book in the true sense of the word; this long-awaited sequel sees our heroine hen take another walk but this time she’s looking for something very special. Rosie’s egg has hatched, but her baby chick is nowhere to be seen. Rosie has to search high and low for her little one, under the hen-house, in a basket and through the fields. Where is the little baby chick?
The sixties palette manages to look bright and appealing and Hutchins’ illustrations still look really stylish. The story is again, super simple and tries to re-capture the clever dual narrative of the first walk’s brilliant illustrated story. It’s a fool-proof formula but admittedly lacks the magical purity of the original.