Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hide & Seek by Il Sung Na

Imagine playing hide and seek in the jungle, there would be lots of places to hide.  But how many places would there be for a big giraffe to hide?

Alfred A Knopf sent me a copy of this children's picture book to review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore to pick up a copy.

This is a fun book for young ones.  The illustrations are vibrantly colorful and they learn to count to ten.  My favorite part is the elephant who is doing the countdown.  In each illustration he has changed positions.  Just watching his changes keeps you turning pages.

It's also great fun to watch the animals try to find a place to hide.  Everyone hides and everyone is found, except the chameleon.  Here's a good way to introduce them to this camouflage creature and discuss a bit of science.  They might want to learn more about animals who can hide.

You will have fun searching for the animals.

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Great book for little ones. As a retired preschool teacher, I remember having a variety of similar books and how the little ones could sit for large amounts of time, both alone an with others, searching. Definitely should be on every young childs' shelf.