WHO'S HIDING WITH PENGUIN? by Vincent Mathy

WHO'S HIDING WITH PENGUIN?

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Age Range: 1 - 3
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Animals play hide-and-seek.

It's time for a game of hide-and-seek, and these cold-climate animals are ready to play. The text asks readers who is hiding behind each animal, with bits of color poking out from behind cuts in the pages to act as clues. "Whose brown antlers are those?" (sticking up behind a polar bear) reveals a reindeer, "Whose cute ears are those?" (protruding from behind a fox’s rump) reveals the polar bear, and so on. The illustrations are round, soft, and colored with warm blues, oranges, browns, and reds. Pages are exceptionally thick, their shaped edges easing manipulation by little fingers. Some of the clues are easier than others, and the smallest readers won't care to think hard before turning the page to the next cute critter. Unfortunately, the inclusion of the penguin with the polar bear and reindeer reinforces the common misconception that these animals are not poles apart. Companion Who's Hiding With Tiger? is concurrently published and features jungle animals and a color palette heavier on greens and yellows; it is similarly flawed in its implication that tigers, pandas, and gorillas share a geography. These books won't be any child's favorite but will pass the time well enough.

Sturdier in construction than geography. (Board book. 1-3)

Pub Date: Sept. 6th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4521-5661-3
Page count: 10pp
Publisher: Chronicle
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