GIANT SEEK AND FIND by Tiago Americo


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Age Range: 4 - 10
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In this supersized Where’s Waldo?–style French import, cutaway views teem with tiny figures and silly business.

The brain-bending bustle begins “Inside Buildings,” with a row of apartment houses festooned with hundreds of residents in over 50 rooms, on the street, and up on the roofs. Tenacious searchers are challenged to spot 50 particular items or people, but there’s a lot more to see: here a fire; there a flood; elsewhere Peter Pan swooping in to pick up Wendy, a marriage proposal, a tattoo artist at work, two gents sharing a hot tub under the stars, a living room concert, parties, pet chases, and more. The action continues in eight further populous locales, from “Inside the Hospital” to “Inside the Library,” with 10 recurring figures—including a potted plant with a face and a bodybuilder in a thong—to add to new items. The big-headed, toylike tiny humans are all roughly the same size, so children and grown-ups are often indistinguishable, and though most are white, many have light or dark brown skin, and some appear to be Asian.

Unwieldy but consistently (amazingly, considering the square footage) inventive in scenarios and details. Bring a magnifier and a bottle of Visine. (Novelty. 4-10)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2017
ISBN: 978-2-7338-4684-1
Page count: 20pp
Publisher: Auzou Publishing
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2017


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