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
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards 2019 GOLD Winner for The Bill Fisher Best First Book Children’s/YA
Dinosaur friends Steve Rex and Daryl Dactyl have popped their homemade 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?
Hide & Go Seek-A-Saurus is a comic style picture book that includes six interactive spreads that invite readers to count down with the narrator and play hide-and-go-seek with Steve and Daryl. Loveable characters, humorous dialogue, and a subplot that explores the themes of friendship and being a good sport will bring readers back to read (and play hide-and-go-seek) with their new dinosaur friends over and over 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.” –Kathryn Wachs, Stormonth School Library Media Specialist