Hide-and-seek is one game my 4-year-old never tires of. Come to think of it, her 8-year-old sister will often join in on the fun, no arm twisting required. Maybe it’s the thrill of the chase or the excitement about the unexpected…whatever the reason, it’s a guessing game that always ends in laughter. It’s this universally appealing peek-a-boo concept on which a new lift-the-flap book is based, and one that’s bound to captivate curious preschoolers. Spot the Animals brings the outdoors inside with carefully concealed animals on each page, waiting to be uncovered. Even the youngest tot will be enticed by the slightly visible creature whose identity must be revealed by solving the preceding riddle. Pre-readers have a chance to reinforce what they may already know (their colors), while learning something new (who knew that penguins could be blue?). An engaging, entertaining read, this novelty book is as colorful as it is charming.
In a Nutshell: Can you spot the purple butterfly? This delightful book takes the guesswork out of how to pass the time while waiting at the doctor’s office, on the grocery store line, etc.