Every 15 seconds, somewhere in the world someone buys an Eric Carle book!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Jungle Hide & Seek is a gorgeous, bright and colourful Board Book addition to the Eric Carle Hide and Seek series for babies and toddlers.
It invites them to explore the jungle with the Very Hungry Caterpillar through a series of questions with a finger-trail leading to a lift-the-flap underneath which the answer is revealed.
The glossy board, the vibrant colours and drawings and the playful interactive elements will make this a much-loved addition to the Eric Carle Library. Little readers will enjoy finding the Hungry Caterpillar on each double page as he munches his way through the jungle.
Jungle Hide & Seek introduces a wide range of jungle creatures from birds to mammals to reptiles and insects. My favourite is the slow and sleepy sloth! This follows a question-and-answer format with each double-page asking and answering a question: part of the answer is hidden under a sturdy flap which will encourage curiosity. The book has large, clear text; a rhyming narrative; and, lots of wonderful adjectives, action verbs and sounds which make this a brilliantly interactive and engaging book.
I have no doubt that the Very Hungry Caterpillar’s many young fans will enjoy playing hide-and-seek in the jungle as they learn more about this habitat and its creatures in a fun and interactive way.
Thank you to Puffin Books for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Fab review! My son loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I’ll have to pick this one up 🐛
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