Hoppy Floppy’s Carrot Hunt: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Educational Insights, illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti

91hhFHskZdL._AC_UY218_ML3_Hoppy Floppy’s Carrot Hunt: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Educational Insights, illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti. Candlewick Entertainment, 9781536212310, 2020

Format: Board book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  4

What did you like about the book:  A colorful egg shaped lift-the-flap book that is sure to entertain our youngest readers.  It is based on the board game, Hoppy Floppy’s Happy Hunt: The Hide and Seek Carrot Game. There are four books in the series, including: The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel, Frankie’s Food Truck, and Shelby’s Snack Shack.  In this story, Hoppy Floppy is searching for carrots on the forest floor with all her friends from the other stories: Squirrel, Frankie, Shelby and Frida the Parrot.  They each find a carrot in a different color under the flaps: Floppy finds orange, Squirrel finds pink, Shelby finds blue, Frida finds purple, and Frankie finds yellow.  Each of them helps to fill their basket to make a rainbow of carrots.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  no

To whom would you recommend this book?  A fun interactive story to share with little ones during this time of year and great review of colors.  If kids know the board game they will love reading the story about their game friends and exploring each flap.

Who should buy this book?  Preschools, day cares, home and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Board books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, J.C. Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  April 11, 2020

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