Despite a love of all things Julia Donaldson, I had never come across the Tales from Acorn Wood before. Hide-and-Seek Pig is a new board book released to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Tales from Acorn Wood series of books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Hide-and-Seek Pig is a beautiful board book with lift-the-flap pages. It is perfectly suited to Holy who is 2 and a half and who loves to sit on her bed and "read" a book alone. The book is part of a collection of new lift-the-flap books featuring Acorn Wood characters such as Postman Bear, a forgetful fox and rabbit, who naps!
In Hide-and-Seek pig, little pig is looking for her friend hen and looks under, over and behind lots of little obstacles (great opportunities for your child to investigate independently behind the little flaps on each page). The book features the recognisable rhyming fun of Julia Donaldson's writing style and the awesomely fabulous animal characters from Gruffalo-illustrator Axel Scheffler.
Holly loves this book. So much so that I'm thinking of buying her the set, all of which are beautifully illustrated and with sparkly foil lettering on the front cover. She actively seeks this book out in the bookcase at bedtime and will not let me read it to her... she has to "read" it.