Whoever heard of goldfish playing hide-and-seek? That's just one of the surprises in store in this picture book. Goldfish counts to ten while Heidi hides - and then sets out to find her. An easy task you might think, in a goldfish bowl. But there's more to it than at first meets the eye.
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Pres-K?Two big-eyed cartoon fish decide to play hide-and-seek. Heidi hides, the other almost identical but unnamed fish searches for her behind a rock and in some seaweed. Two turtles playing checkers claim they haven't seen Heidi, and an artistic octopus only has eyes for his own canvas. On a cluttered two-page spread filled with multiple images, the seeking fish looks for its friend in everything from a desk drawer to a piano. The fish then jumps out of the bowl to look further, encounters a cat, and encourages him to dance with it. While spinning and twirling, the fish flies through the air and lands back in the bowl where Heidi is waiting. While a simple text can be admirable in a picture book, this one just seems abrupt and the whole story sinks. The fun of reading about hide-and-seek is the chance to participate vicariously in the game. Here, neither the pictures nor the brief text encourage this participation. Marisabina Russo's Where Is Ben? (Greenwillow, 1990), Arlene Dubanevich's Pigs in Hiding (Scholastic, 1989), and, of course, Eric Hill's Where's Spot (Putnam, 1980) are all more engaging choices.?Karen James, Louisville Free Public Library, KY
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Where is Heidi hiding? This single question forms the premise for a goldfish game of hide-and-seek. The seeker is an unnamed friend and fellow goldfish who asks the question of Miss Frog, Mr. Octopus, Doctor Angler, and others who inhabit the fishbowl universe. But Heidi is not to be found in this watery world. When the fish jumps out to have a look around, it finds that danger lurks outside the fishbowl in the form of Mr. Cat. As a distraction, the fish does a little dance and gets away, splashing into Heidi's path in a now uncluttered two-fish bowl, earlier shown profuse with underwater flora and fish, not to mention household items. The ending shortchanges its audience: Heidi appears out of nowhere, without an explanation for her previous whereabouts, nor visual clues for those preschool sleuths who may have wanted to join the search. It's a storyline that lacks the splash readers expect from Kitamura (Duck Is Dirty, 1996, etc.). (Picture book. 3-6) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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