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Summary: Each sequence starts with a "Who's that hiding behind ..." The reader can see part of the next picture and have to guess what animal it might be. When the page is turned, the reader is introduced to the animal. Then the sequence begins again. This board book has cut-out parts to the pages to help kids with the hide-and-seek to find what's hiding.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 5; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 1 to 4
Age of Child: Read with children ages 1 and 4.
Young Reader Reaction: Both children really enjoyed guessing what was the next animal. It was short and colorful so both children stayed interested the whole time. This is a book they asked to read again.
Adult Reader Reaction: Yes, it was simple and attractive and fun. I like how it encourages readers to examine the pictures and really get involved with the book. It was a fun book so I was not surprised that my children enjoyed it.
Pros: Explore, guess, and uncover - this board book engage young listeners / readers in lots of ways.
Cons: To me, the book wasn't well written. This isn't a story.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. It was a fun book that my children enjoyed reading several times.
Educational Themes: Engage your young listener with the questions. You can also teach animal names and colors.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.