Hide & Sleep

Hide & Sleep

by Melanie Walsh
     
 

This new volume in the charming DK Toddler Story Book Series presents a tale for young children (ages 1 to 3) to enjoy over and over. Simply told, with bold, colorful artwork, Hide and Sleep is a perfect addition to any family's library. In this funny story, Princess Poppy does everything in her power to avoid going to bed. Young children will relate to the little… See more details below

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This new volume in the charming DK Toddler Story Book Series presents a tale for young children (ages 1 to 3) to enjoy over and over. Simply told, with bold, colorful artwork, Hide and Sleep is a perfect addition to any family's library. In this funny story, Princess Poppy does everything in her power to avoid going to bed. Young children will relate to the little princess and her attempts to stay up past her bedtime.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susan Hepler
Toddler Poppy wears her crown and hides in the laundry basket, dog bed, and behind the sofa. Finally she settles under the checkered covering. "Night-night, Poppy!" chirps the narrator. Toddlers will delight in the game of hiding, but few will catch the joke--that her final hiding place is in her checkered-sheeted bed. But no matter, sturdy paper and the large size makes this board book, an entry in the "Toddler Story Book" series, easily handled by young book lovers and the bright colors and simplified shapes are visually appealing, as well.
School Library Journal
PreS-Brief texts printed in large, bold type and familiar situations characterize these titles. Bright colors and basic shapes define the few objects placed on each spread; while most of the items will be recognizable to toddlers, some of the illustrations are confusing. In What about Me?, Charlie, a toy cat, becomes jealous when the other animals play with a new kitten named Arthur until a little girl helps him understand that Arthur needs friends, and that he can be one of them. The placement of the animals in the beginning of the story makes it difficult to determine which creature is Charlie, though eventually it becomes clear. Hide and Sleep is told by a little girl. Knowing it's her bedtime, she hides-in the hamper, in the dog bed, behind the couch, and, finally, in her own bed. In one visually unclear sequence, children see an outline of the girl under her red-and-white checked blanket followed by a picture of legs on top of the bedcovers. The flesh-colored legs appear so flat against the patterned blanket that it is difficult to know what exactly is being viewed. Both books present universal situations and emotions. It's too bad the pictures don't do a better job supporting the texts.-Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789448200
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/29/1999
Series:
DK Toddlers Series
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
10.14(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

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