While Ben's mother makes a pie, Ben hides around the house
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" 'Mama, come find me,' " calls Ben, and Mama, with unending patience, stops work on her apple pie and searches for her preschooler as he hides behind the coat rack, under the overturned laundry basket, or in the clothes closet. The flat, colorful gouache paintings make the shapes of the figures stand out as they bend to seek or crouch to hide. The text, with its recognizable call and responses of " 'Mama, come find me' " and "Where is Ben?," is also somewhat flat, but not unpleasant. Both characters and the dog display the same curved-mouth smiley face throughout, reflecting the mood of good-humored interaction. Nothing much happens here; Mother finishes the pie, and Ben eventually hides under the covers, ready for a nap, with the promise of apple pie when he wakes. Not a necessary purchase, but a pleasant slice of preschool life. --Karen James, Louisville Free Public Library, KY
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
As homey and comforting as the apple pie made by Ben's mother is this unassuming story about a persistent boy's game of hide and seek--soft-toned illustrations complete the inviting package. Ages 3-8.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Puffin, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140544747
Book Description Puffin, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140544747