Stu Smith. HarperFestival, $8.99 (20pp) ISBN 978-0-694-01305-0
And, speaking of finding things, Stu Smith's Dinosaur Hide-and-Seek pairs his rhymes with a lift-the-flap set-up that showcases Christopher Santoro's illustrations of prehistoric playtime. As a baby stegosaur counts, the other dinosaurs comedically hunt for hiding spots: ""Behind a small bush hid the huge Spinosaur./ It was obvious to all he'd not played much before."" The chubby creatures, zany rodents making silly faces in the grass and the weeping Titanosaur with nowhere to hide should appeal to youngsters. .
Reviewed on: 06/01/2004