Hiding: A Story About Finding Quiet in a Busy World

Viking. May 2023. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780593206812.
PreS-Gr 2–Sometimes the world is too noisy. Sometimes it’s too quiet. And sometimes it’s just comforting to be alone. A little girl is good at hiding, in a laundry basket, in a tree, under a pile of leaves, or behind a book. In this gentle story, with soft gouache and pencil illustrations a small child finds that hiding is fun and transformative. The very simple text of only a few words per page explains her reasons for hiding. In a joy-filled conclusion, she announces that the best part of hiding is being found. Very young children will enjoy sharing the child’s small adventures.
VERDICT Young readers will greatly enjoy finding this child in the colorful illustrations. Highly recommended for early childhood read-alouds.

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