A Woolly Wombat Story: Hide and Seek by Kerry Argent
Published by Scholastic Australia
From the First Reader series 'A Woolly Wombat Story' by Kerry Argent comes another charming, re-published story; 'Hide and Seek'.
Told from the perspective of Wombat, he is out for some fun and games with his good friends. But totally oblivious, the group of animals are playing a game of Hide and Seek, where Wombat is the one who hides. The friends search for the perfect picnic spot - on the hill, over the rocks, across the log bridge, and past the gum tree. All the while Wombat believes his hiding skills are impeccable.
''They'll never find me here... or here!''
But Wombat soon realises that he doesn't want to be excluded, and ends the game with a big surpise for his friends.
Delightfully whimsical pencil and watercolour illustrations by Kerry Argent, with much scope for pictorial interpretation and discussion. The storyline encompasses depth and meaning, engaging the reader to 'read between the lines'.
'Hide and Seek' is a great book for children from six years onwards to relate their experiences of this familiar game, friendships and playing cooperatively with others.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author & Illustrator: Kerry Argent
Title: A Woolly Wombat Story: Hide and Seek
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: March 2014