Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Andy and Sam: Hide-and-Seek by Liesbet Slegers

First published in the Netherlands in 2009, Andy and Sam: Hide-and-Seek is a super cute interactive book featuring a little boy named Andy and his "sometimes naughty" orange cat, Sam.

Composed of two-page spreads featuring different locations like Andy's bedroom and backyard and the zoo, readers are asked if they can find Sam who is always hiding somewhere. Once they find Sam, the book asks them to find other animals and objects in the spread. While there is no real story line, this book is a great way to introduce toddlers and preschoolers to new vocabulary words and to sharpen their visual skills and question/answer skills. 

My almost three-year-old can't get enough of the book and truly enjoys trying to find Sam. Sometimes you can only see his tail poking out from a hiding place, and other times, he's out in open but doing something funny like riding a polar bear's back at the zoo. Each time we read it, it seems like we discover something new in each spread.

Using this book is a great way to get your child to interact with books and a fun way to teach them new concepts.

Reading Level: Baby-Preschool | ISBN: 978-1-935279-35-8 | Publisher:  Kane/Miller, January 2010 | Source: Review copy from publisher

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