What a fun book! I can just see Mom or Dad with the kids reading and searching through the pages for the kids who are hiding in the ageless game of hide and seek and all the little objects - i.e. 2 spoons, 4 flip flops, 1 raccoon, etc. - tucked away in the illustrations.
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I love that it is written in rhyme with a good deal of humor.
"Where to go?" thought Chris Cash
As he made a mad dash
To hide where he'd never be found.
When he saw the big tree
His heart leapt with glee.
To find him, don't look on the ground!
The illustrations get more complicated and the hidden objects become more numerous and varied as the "story" progresses.
This colorful children's book took me back to a kinder, slower, more gentle time. A time when on a summer's evening the kids were safe to run through the neighbor playing hide and seek. They were safe. They had fun. And it was good exercise. Remember how we could slip back in to "base" while the seeker's back was turned? It was always good to do that and not be found. The essence of this time of fun in a child's life was captured by the facial expressions and body language of the kids.
Well done, author Jeff Foxworthy and Illustrator Steve Bjorkman.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary review copy of Hide!!! by the publisher Beaufort Books on behalf of the author in order to facilitate my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I was under no obligation to render a favorable review.