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Apr 18 2019

Find Spot at the library by Eric Hill

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Penguin Random House Children's, 2019. ISBN: 9780241365694.
(Ages: 1-4) Themes: Libraries, Board book, Lift the flaps book. Lift-the-flap books are usually instant winners with little ones, especially when there is a cheeky animal or two hiding behind and this third title in a new Spot series (previous titles are Find Spot at the zoo and Find Spot at the museum) is no exception. The series is a real nod to the original Where's Spot first published in 1980, and while Eric Hill may have passed away in 2014 these have been done with the same humour and fun that has seen generations of children fall in love with his books. Young children will especially love finding Spot at the end, all dressed up in his tiger costume for dress-up day at the library (it would have been better if they had to lift a flap to find him though). All his friends are there for the party too. The book also includes all the elements that children love about visiting the library: borrowing and returning books, story time, sing-along time, playing and creating and quiet reading. This series will be a real hit with toddlers, and this title a definite must for little library lovers.
Nicole Nelson

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