Quote of the Day:
"I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done."
Everyone loves something new. Everyone loves a different spin on old traditions. This book is truly unique and entertaining. Once I tell you about it I am sure you will be on the lookout for it and grab a copy (or multiples) for yourself and to give away as gifts.
Title: Hide and Eek!
Designers: Rebecca Sutherland, Jim Sutherland (Knock Knock)
This book is a wordless, interactive book that is filled full of mystery and discovery. It is designed to be read under the bedcovers because to reveal the illustrations you, the reader, have to shine a flashlight on the page or hold the page up to another light source to make the magic happen. When the light illuminates the pages you will find a hidden elephant crammed into a wardrobe, rabbits popping out of top hats and monsters that materialize under staircases, all portrayed in a fun, whimsical fashion.
The book was inspired by Victorian see-through peep-show cards. The "hidden" illustrations are tucked into duplex pages, and are only revealed when the light is is shone behind them. The designers left the book wordless because they thought it was much more interesting letting the child make up their own stories as they proceed through the pages.
The book captures the nostalgic idea of bedtime for parents and gives children an excuse to explore the book while tucked under their covers when they are supposed to be sound asleep. The book begs for interaction and not just imagination because it literally uses a prop. The reader lights up the story and experiences tactile reading at its best. If you decide to give this book as a gift to some lucky recipient be sure to add a flashlight in the package. I know you will love this creative book and your child will be begging to go to bed, to turn out the lights which will enable them to read this fun, creative book again and again.
About the Author
Book Review Rating: 8 (Fantastic!)
Read on and read always! Have a very, very happy and safe Halloween everyone!