Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Everyone Hide from Wibbly Pig by Mark Inkpen

This sweet lift-the-flap book has been a big hit with the toddlers I work with for a number of years now. Published in the late 1990's it's not always easy to find, but if you do find it, it's well worth your time. The basic premise of the story is a game of Hide-and-Go-Seek between Wibbly and his friends, Big Pig, Scruffy Pig, Pig Ears, Pig Twins, Spotty Pig, and Tiny Pig. Wibbly quickly finds all of the other pigs, except Tiny Pig. The friends join together to try and find Tiny Pig, and soon find out that he is very good at hiding from them. The part of the book that most of the children I use it with really like is the last page, where you have to lift several layers of flaps in order to find Tiny Pig. It's a simple book that is very reminiscent of books like "Where's Spot?", but the cute drawings and the unique ending really set it apart from other books of this type. Where to Buy: I've recently seen it in the children's section at Barnes and Nobel, but of course you can also find it on Amazon.

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