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LOOK WHO'S THERE!

Author: Martine Perrin

Illustrator: Martine Perrin

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Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company, 2011

Material: board book

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: family reading, playtime reading, anytime 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.

If You Liked This Book, Try: WHAT DO YOU SEE?   NOT ALL ANIMALS ARE BLUE; A BIG BOOK OF LITTLE DIFFERENCES   FREIGHT TRAIN TRIP!, A LIFT-THE-FLAP ADVENTURE

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.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - board book, animal stories, interactive reading

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2015

Other Reviews: Not found at BarnesAndNoble.com. See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com.




                 

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