Hide and Seek

art by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

“While Dad’s cookies bake, he and his son play a game of hide-and-seek. He counts from 1 to 10 as the boy and his dog look for a good place to hide–perhaps under the sink, or behind a tree, or in a box. “Hide-and-seek means/squeeze yourself small,/roll yourself tight/into a ball….” They finally settle under the covers on the big bed, and Dad begins to hunt for them. The game ends when the oven bell rings and the treats are ready to eat. The book is attractively designed, and children will enjoy finding something to count on each page or spread as they anticipate “Ready or not, here I come!”
–School Library Journal

“The rhythmic words capture the breathless excitement of searching and hiding, and Chodos-Irvine’s prints, in her signature style of simple, dynamic shapes and bright, saturated hues, match the vibrant energy and elemental sounds.”