The author Delfina Aguilar is the founder of Fanny & Alexander, makers of wilfully analogue toys (and now books) that offer a welcome antidote to our digital age, and to modern toys which only require children to sit passively before them.
Fanny & Alexander was founded on a fundamental desire to encourage children (and the adults who love them) to play a little more, and a little better – and The first picture book from Fanny & Alexander, Hiccup Makes a Leap depicts the absurd, endearing journey of a hapless hiccup who decides he needs a career change.
All Hiccup wants is to be appreciated. His friends are embarrassed by him, strangers try to scare him away – so Hiccup decides to prove his worth by finding a job.
But – HIC! – he just can’t seem to stop causing chaos.
Can Hiccup ever stop erupting long enough to find his place in the world?
A warm, funny, absurd tale about picking yourself up, putting yourself out there, and making your invaluable, idiosyncratic contribution to the world from the makers of The Nature of Play.