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Children's LiteratureA little girl and her father play "Jut-Ay" (pronounced as "Shut" and "A" in ABC), a hide-and-seek game, in this delightful celebration of family love and Thai culture, by the creators of the Caldecott Honor Book, Hush! A Thai Lullaby. The father repeatedly calls out, "Jut-Ay, Baby, peek-a-boo, Want to play? Where are you?" only to be answered instead by a dragonfly ("Swip-swip, swip-swip!"), rooster ("Eechy-eechy-egg, eechy-eechy-egg!), puppy ("Hru-hruu! hru-hruu!"), green-backed turtle, monkey, hornbill, snake, elephant, crocodile, and tiger. The simple, pleasingly repetitive, gracefully-rhyming text, with its Thai-inflected animal sounds, is satisfying to read aloud and should be a popular choice for storytime sharing. The illustrations present a wonderful parade of animals in a lush green jungle setting; on each spread children will have fun locating the hiding little girl, or catching a glimpse of her parasol. Both text and art culminate in the joyously rendered moment when the little girl allows her doting papa to find her at last. 2004, Candlewick, Ages 3 to 6.