Hide & Seek
By Il Sung Na
(Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375870781, 32pp.)
Publication Date: June 12, 2012
As Elephant counts from one to ten, all the animals find special places to hide. When it's time to seek, will he be able to find everyone . . . even Chameleon?
Like Na's previous books, Hide & Seek offers rich illustrations, bright colors, and a simple, spare text—all wrapped up in a beautiful kid-friendly package. Elephant counts from one to ten in big, bold numerals, and there's an additional butterfly on each spread, giving readers something to count as the story goes along. Kids will also love spotting the camouflaged chameleon on every page!
Originally from Korea, IL SUNG NA studied illustration at Kingston University in London. A Book of Sleep was his first picture book, followed by The Thingamabob and Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit, all of which are available from Knopf. To learn more about Il Sung Na and his work, please visit IlSungNa.com.
Kirkus Reviews Best of Children's Books 2012
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2012:
“Ready or not! Here comes a book worth finding.”
Starred Review, Booklist, June 1, 2012:
“With a glorious color palette and an accessibly-presented topic, this will be a sure hit with preschoolers.”