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What would you do if you found a dragon on your doorstep? Or a crocodile in your closet? In this playful hide-and-seek book that gently introduces children to the animals that often scare them, best-selling Barefoot author and artist team Stella Blackstone and Debbie Harter have created another humorous and highly entertaining story that kids will love.
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Stella Blackstone wrote her first story when she was seven years old and has gone on writing ever since. She is fascinated by the relationship between language and music and especially enjoys working with rhythm and rhyme in her books for small children. In addition to her own writing, she runs writing workshops for children in schools and at festivals. Stella lives in north Somerset.
Debbie Harter has been drawing, painting and creating since she was very little. She has illustrated numerous bestselling titles for Barefoot Books including the Bear series, Port Side Pirates! and The Animal Boogie. Debbie currently lives in Cornwall, England.
Fred Penner has been entertaining children and adults alike for more than 30 years. His talents include singer/songwriter, actor and TV host of his own series Fred Penner's Place. Fred continues to perform concerts internationally and is a keynote presenter for Early Childhood conferences. Fred is a husband and father of four and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
PreSchool-Grade 1–A boy and girl encounter a series of exotic animals, beginning with the dragon on their doorstep, which they lock in a closet and then run away. As the children proceed from room to room, trying to subdue or escape from each of the surprising houseguests, they find yet another one (a crocodile in the closet, a tiger in the toy chest, and a lion in the laundry). To no avail, they try to lock the creatures away in various locations throughout the house, which may be a little disconcerting to young readers. The smiling animals seem too open and friendly to be truly frightening and, in the end, the youngsters and the whole menagerie end up outside, where they can play another game and everyone can hide! The rhyming text, which features some alliteration, is slightly uneven, but the lively art, done in watercolor, pen-and-ink, and crayon, adds a touch of humor to the story. Although children may like pointing out the hidden creatures in the brightly colored illustrations, they may find more enjoyment in searching for the runaway rabbit in Rosemary Wells's McDuff's Hide-and-Seek (Hyperion, 2004).–Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA
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