Hide & Go
Author/Illustrator: Sheri Roloff
Format: Interactive picture book; 8.5 x 11 hardcover, reinforced binding, dust jacket
Pages: 32, Full Color Illustrations
Subjects: Dinosaurs, Hide-and-go-Seek, Pizza, Friendship, Sportsmanship
Hardcover Price: $16.99
Release: March 6, 2018
Steve Rex and Daryl Dactyl have popped their pizza in the oven and are ready to play hide-and-go-seek. There’s only one (dinosaur-sized!) problem. They BOTH want to hide! Luckily, a kid (the reader!) shows up and agrees to lead the countdown. Game on! Now, who will the reader find first, and can Steve and Daryl’s friendship survive the competition? There’s only one way to find out!
Young readers will fall in love with this interactive, giggle-out-loud page-turner starring two pizza-loving dinosaur pals playing hide-and-go-seek.
What Makes Hide & Go Seek-A-Saurus “Read-it-Again” Worthy:
- The genre!
Finally, a comic for very young readers! Hide & Go Seek-A-Saurus is easy to read out loud and will serve as a gateway book for emerging readers drawn to comic styles. Vibrant colors and thick lines add to the appeal.
- It’s interactive!
Six full spreads invite kids to participate in countdowns and PLAY hide-and-go-seek with Steve and Daryl.
- Steve and Daryl, themselves, of course!
Lovably realistic dinosaur characters and a subplot that explores the themes of friendship and being a good sport (without a hint of didacticism) frame the interactive elements and will bring readers back to read (and play hide-and-go-seek!) again and again.
“I love playing hide-and-go-seek with the dinosaurs!” Owen D., Age 5
“The dinosaurs actually talked to me!” Betty D., Age 5
“Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!” Eleanor Z., Age 5
“I like that they do that counting thing!” Will J., Age 6
“I like it since it is kind of like a comic.” Katy J., Age 7
Dinos, Daryl Dactyl and Steve Rex, are pizza chefs and extreme hide-and-go-seekers. In Hide & Go Seek-A-Saurus, the pair invites readers to join them in an interactive game of hide-and-seek while their pizza bakes. Young children will need to observe the backyard setting carefully to spy the two, as each time the dinos hide, finding them becomes progressively more challenging. By round three, Steve is apparently hidden for good! Will the beeping of the pizza timer bring him out of hiding? With its colorful digital illustrations; comic book format; light-hearted dialogue; and invitation to play along, young readers are sure to enjoy Hide & Go Seek-A-Saurus.
Reviewed by Kathryn Wachs, Stormonth School Library Media Specialist