Sunday, January 29, 2017

In Plain Sight by Richard Jackson - ADVISABLE

Jackson, Richard In Plain Sight, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. PICTURE BOOK. Roaring Brook Press (MacMillan) 2016. $17.99. Content: G.

Everyday, Sophie’s grandpa hides something “in plain sight” and when Sophie gets home, he asks her to find it.  Each item seems to be attached to an item that has a story (which the reader never gets to hear).  Sophie is good at finding things, but when she hides something for grandpa, will he see right where it is?  

Jerry Pinkney’s colorful and busy illustrations give the reader a fun opportunity to look for themselves first and see if they are right (note, not all items are able to been spotted by the reader first).  Grandpa has a lot of interesting things around him.  I liked this story about a little girl and her relationship with her disabled grandfather. Pinkney has dedicated it to his great granddaughter - I wonder if they play the same game?  I wish there was a little more to it though than just a hide and seek book.  

EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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