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75

Hiding

"Hiding" is toddler amusement, adding miniaturization to the fun.

Told in rhyme, Benny uses his imagination to hide in miniature, and his parents play along.

Full Review

An aspect of Hiding that VM finds particularly valuable is the that Benny hides among the natural elements of a home, rather than in a preposterous, contrived setting (of the Where’s Waldo type). “We’ve hunted,‘ sighed Mother, ‘As hard as we could / And I am so afraid that we’ve lost him for good.“  Ha haa, Mum, I’m right here, and you never saw me!

Hiding is perfect for the younger age group, while those who can read to a younger sibling will enjoy getting the rhythm of the poem.