Saturday, 17 May 2014

Rabbit’s Hide-and Seek

Rabbit’s Hide-and-Seek by Ruth Paul (Walker Books)
HC RRP $ 24.95
ISBN 9781922077349
Reviewed by Anastasia Gonis

Rabbit and his friends are in the forest playing hide-and-seek. Rabbit counts as Duckling, Hedgehog, Mouse, Red Panda and Bushbaby leave the basket on the patchwork quilt to run and hide.

“Ready or not, here I come!” One by one the friends in their hiding places are found by Rabbit until only Bushbaby remains. They search everywhere. But where is Bushbaby? What will bring him out of his secret hiding place? When he finally decides to show up, the others are nowhere to be found. Now he must search for them.

This is a delightful story of friends having fun and enjoying play outdoors with a few surprises thrown in. The gorgeous illustrations in soft colours and created in pencil and digital media, depict the friends delighting in each other’s company. The superb end pages, replicas of the patchwork quilt depicted in the story, are supremely eye-catching in varying pastel shades.

A fantastic production from cover to cover, it will delight readers in the 2+ age group.


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