Books, blog, Instagram, and Facebook—where else can readers find Momo?
Momo, the black-and-white border collie, is back in his third hide-and-seek board book, and he is still a lot of fun to find on each page. Using a format similar to his previous two board books, author and photographer Knapp (Find Momo Coast to Coast, 2015) has Momo hiding in an enjoyable variety of settings, including a play set in a backyard, the corner of a library, in a barnyard, in a kitchen, and in a preschool. On each verso page are four color photographs of what readers should be looking for, each labeled underneath in uppercase letters—Momo, of course, along with three common objects that are to be found in the photograph on the opposite page. Objects include a red pail, a yellow rain boot, a clock, a steel watering can, and a blue birdhouse. This is an enjoyably challenging way for young children to learn the names of familiar household and outdoor objects as well as colors. Some of the objects found are in a different orientation from the one that is shown; the gardening fork is shown vertically on verso and horizontally on the right, which makes them occasionally difficult to spot. Similar in mission to the I Spy or Where’s Waldo books for this age group, the excellent photography’s artful compositions, including the hidden Momo, make it a lot more entertaining.
Colorful, kid-friendly fun—and Momo! What more could readers want? (Board book. 2-5)