Hide and Seek Harry at the Playground

Kenny Harrison. Candlewick, $6.99 (20p) ISBN 978-0-7636-7347-5
Harrison continues his Hide and Seek Harry series, which asks children to spot the large, gray hippo, this time at a grassy playground. “Is he by the seesaw, lying low?/ Is he on the swing set? Where did he go?” asks Harrison, while his softly textured digital illustrations answer those questions with an emphatic “Yes!” Harry covers his eyes while tucked under the seesaw, straining for invisibility, and he’s even more exposed as he clings precariously to the top of the swing set. No, Harry isn’t hard to find, but that’s not the point—the innate absurdity of his hiding spots provides all the laughs readers will need. Simultaneously available: Hide and Seek Harry on the Farm. Ages 2–5. Agent: Kelly Sonnack, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 02/09/2015
Release date: 03/24/2015
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