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Feb 09 2012

Winnie-the-Pooh: Hide and peek ill. by Andrew Grey

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Egmont, 2012. ISBN 978-1405261197.
(Age 2-4) Based on the Winnie-the-Pooh character by A.A. Milne, Hide and Peek allows the young child to find out what is hiding in the Hundred Acre Wood. They have to lift a tab to find out who is the bounciest, gloomiest, cleverest and hungriest animal in the forest. All characters to be discovered are ones found in the original book.
The book is a very sturdy board book and should withstand young fingers using it frequently. There are flaps that open up each double spread and they are made of thick paper so will withstand use as well. Illustrations are in the Disney style and will appeal to young children.
Using this book as an introduction to the characters in the original would help the young child become familiar with the much loved Pooh bear, Tigger, Eeyore and Owl and a parent or teacher could then read the original to  the older child. The words that describe the characters could also be discussed and children could have fun coming up with ways of being bouncy, gloomy, clever and hungry.
Pat Pledger

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