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|Hide & seek|
Author: Na, Il Sung
When the animals play hide and seek, Elephant finds everyone but Chameleon, who has hidden so well no one can find him.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.60
Points: .5 Quiz: 152078
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Kirkus Reviews (02/15/12)
School Library Journal (04/01/12)
Booklist (+) (06/01/12)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2012 PreS—The illustrations in Hide & Seek are colorful, beautiful, and unique. The story line is simple and sweet, and readers will like counting to 10 with Elephant until he is ready to find his friends. This book would be enjoyable for one-on-one sharing, so children can pore over the distinctive art and look for the hidden animals. The friends are very easy to find, except Chameleon. Preschoolers will delight in the fanciful illustrations and want to participate in the counting down and play hide-and-seek. A lovely addition to most collections.—Kathy Buchsbaum, Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, New York - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 06/01/2012 *Starred Review* Just like children everywhere, the animals in this picture book’s rain forest amuse themselves with a game of hide-and-seek. When Elephant offers to count, things get off to a rocky start (“‘Hey! No peeking!’ shouts Flamingo”), but soon everyone—including Rhino, Gorilla, the starlings, and the big-eyed bush babies—are experiencing the familiar “where should I hide?” panic. Tall Giraffe’s options are limited to trees, and Tortoise, who can pull himself into his own hiding place, is mistaken for a rock. Birds have the obvious advantage, but there’s one animal who can best them all: Chameleon. Na (The Book of Sleep, 2009) creates swirling, vibrant, digital illustrations that sparkle as they introduce the pals at play and present the spectacular rain forest from a number of vantage points. Elephant, set off on the right-hand side, restlessly switches positions with each page turn (it’s sometimes dull being the counter), and his voice grows louder as the tension mounts and the number approaches 10. Not only is this a fun introduction to 1 to 10 counting but there is also the opportunity to join in the action: Where is Chameleon hiding? With a glorious color palette and an accessibly presented topic, this will be a sure hit with preschoolers. - Copyright 2012 Booklist.