Hide-and-seek all week

Tomie DePaola, 1934-

Book - 2001

Morgie, Moffie, and their kindergarten friends squander their recess time trying to decide how to play Hide-and-Seek.

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Series
Barkers
The Barker twins
All aboard reading
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Published
New York : Grosset & Dunlap c2001.
Language
English
Physical Description
31 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN
0448425459
044842617X
Main Author
Tomie DePaola, 1934- (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Reviewed with Tomie dePaola's Boss for a Day.Gr. 1-2. The Barkers series features twin dogs Moffie and Morgie, who dress and act like elementary school children. Boss reveals that "Moffie liked being the boss. After all, she was ten minutes older than Morgie." So practiced are they in their roles that even when Moffie announces that Morgie will be the boss for a day, Morgie finds that he doesn't know how to make things go his way. And though she thinks she's being submissive, Moffie often takes charge. Hide-and-Seek follows a group of classmates through a week of recesses, which they spend deciding on the rules of hide-and-seek, rather than playing the game. Here dePaola captures the seemingly interminable negotiation that is a crucial part of children's play. Well grounded in their observation of child behavior, these stories feature believable characters and situations familiar to children. Expressive drawings, textured with patterns and lit with glowing color underscore the rueful humor of the stories. ((Reviewed February 1, 2002)) Copyright 2002 Booklist Reviews

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 2-The friendly dog twins are back. Moffie is 10 minutes older than Morgie and likes to control every situation. After Mama talks to her about being too bossy, Moffie decides to let her brother be Boss for a Day. Since he is unaccustomed to taking charge, she shows him how, making every decision about what they should wear, eat, and play. In Hide-and-Seek, the siblings and their friends want to play hide-and-seek during recess. However, it takes them all week long to decide on the rules. Clever details include the bulletin board that changes daily and the reoccurring illustrated recess bell with the hand-lettered "RING!" that visually mimics the sound. The charming illustrations done in cheerful colors and with expressive characters complement both texts. Beginning readers will love these entertaining additions.-Debbie Stewart, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Morgie, Moffie, and their kindergarten friends squander their recess time trying to decide how to play Hide-and-Seek.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Every day at recess, all through the week, Morgie and Moffie Barker and their friends try to play a game of hide-and-seek, but they keep getting hung up on the rules.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Every day at recess, all through the week, Morgie and Moffie Barker and their friends try to play a game of hide-and-seek, but they keep getting hung up on the rules. Simultaneous.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Moffie and Morgie want to play hide-and-seek with their friends at recess. But no one can agree on the rules! Will they ever get to play? Find out in this silly Level 2 reader.