Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hide!!! by Jeff Foxworthy

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.

The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named Hide!!! among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.

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.
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  1. This book sounds adorable and I've heard that Jeff Foxworthy is one of the celebrity authors that actually does write great children's books. Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop Vera. Hope you are having a lovely weekend! :D

  2. Thanks so much for linking up on the Kit Lit Blog Hop :) This looks like such a cute book!

  3. Wow-- I found your site to find some great books for my 4 little monkeys--But I never thought that Jeff Foxworthy wrote for the little people-- By the way great review and this is worth looking into for them-- Thanks

    1. Thanks for the enthusiastic reply, Mike. I sense you love really good books for your kiddies as I did. I hope Jeff Foxworthy and his publicist see you remarks. Thansk for visiting Chat With Vera


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