WHO'S HUNGRY? by Dean Hacohen


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Age Range: 2 - 4
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From the team behind Tuck Me In (2010) comes another clever flip-the-flap creation.

Instead of using half-page flaps as blankets, as in their previous work, Hacohen and Scharschmidt now orchestrate the page turn to bring food directly into eager animals’ mouths. It begins with a simple question: “Is anybody hungry?” Bunny hops up and declares, “I am!” With a quick flip of the flap, an orange carrot promptly appears in front of Bunny’s waiting paws, ready for crunching. The refrain repeats: “Who else is hungry?” Seal gulps a fish (the bones are left behind), Monkey grabs a banana (freshly peeled, of course), and Mouse nibbles on cheese. Happily, manners are not forgotten. “Please,” “thank you,” and “you’re welcome” all abound. Scharschmidt’s bright, digitally created landscapes are open and expansive. The animals have wide eyes that peer directly at readers, inviting them further into the experience. Kids will delight in wielding the power to bring food directly to the hungry creatures’ mouths. Full of teachable moments—healthy-eating discussions, animal habitats, and more—this is an undeniable hit.

A terrific read to placate little ones who may be waiting on their own meals. (Picture book. 2-4)

Pub Date: Aug. 25th, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-7636-6586-9
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 2015


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