The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Peekaboo Easter

World of Eric Carle. Jan. 2024. 10p. Board $9.99. ISBN 9780593750179.
Baby-Toddler–In the shape of a basket comes another sturdy board book featuring fan-favorite The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This time, the caterpillar is hiding in baskets among tasty treats, bunnies, eggs, chocolates, and more. Young children will find joy in the search for the caterpillar on each spread, ending with a playful “PEEKABOO! We found you!” While lacking the interactive flaps common in these books, the story’s charm and engaging search-and-find element will ensure its appeal to young readers year after year. The illustrations maintain their timeless allure: each page is adorned with a vibrantly colored basket brimming with spring-themed objects. Text is presented in large, simple fonts with each page’s focus highlighted in a matching colored font, corresponding to the basket’s hue in that spread.
VERDICT While not the best Easter board book around, this is a valuable addition to holiday collections, particularly for enthusiasts of the series.

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