Bob, Flo, and Sam are back for another adventure at preschool. It's a rainy day, and Bob's umbrella is the inspiration for a game of hide-and-seek. All three are excited, but Bob struggles to master the pastime. He tries again, "but he is still too easy to find." Can Sam and Flo explain how to play? Can Bob figure out a way "to disappear?" A cheerful palette of watercolor illustrations highlights the friendly message of how everyone learns at her or his own speed. A double-page spread of Bob's triumph at the game will be a hit during storytime. The friendship of these three little penguins demonstrates that patience, imagination, and play make for a fun time. Round out your storytime with Mike Wohnoutka's Dad's First Day (2015) and Don and Audrey Wood's The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear (1997). Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.Review by School Library Journal Reviews
Toddler-PreS—After Penguin Bob arrives at preschool on a rainy day, hidden by his umbrella, he decides to play hide-and-seek with his friends Flo and Sam. Bob is the first one to hide, and Flo and Sam count to 10 twice because "counting to twenty is hard." Bob isn't very good at hiding, and Flo and Sam find him quickly each time. During the final round, Flo and Sam play in the kitchen corner while giving Bob time to find a good place to hide. Bob finally "disappears" this time and comes out of his hiding spot just in time to share the pretend cake his friends have made. The colorful pastel illustrations of these charming penguins will appeal to toddlers and their parents. VERDICT Perfect for youngsters just learning to play as a group.—Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga Public Library System, OH [Page 98]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Three penguin preschool buddies play games of hide-and-seek that are challenged because one of them does not yet fully understand the concept of hiding, an obstacle that, once overcome, is celebrated with a pretend cake in the preschool kitchen. 20,000 first printing.Review by Publisher Summary 2
It’s a rainy day, so Bob comes to preschool with his umbrella. His umbrella is so big that Flo and new friend Sam don’t even see him at first! Yet Bob isn't such a good hider when they decide to play hide-and-seek. Can Flo and Sam help Bob learn to disappear? This delightful companion to Bob and Flo is now available as a toddler-friendly board book!Review by Publisher Summary 3
It’s a rainy day, so Bob comes to preschool with his umbrella. His umbrella is so big that Flo and new friend Sam don’t even see him at first! Yet Bob isn't such a good hider when they decide to play hide-and-seek. Can Flo and Sam help Bob learn to disappear? This delightful companion to Bob and Flo is now available as a toddler-friendly board book!