Publication Date: October 4, 2022
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Ages 5 to 9, Grades K to 3
A monstrously funny and original lift-the-flaps adventure from the creator of international sensation Inside the Villains—a child finds hiding places in three famous fairytale houses before turning on their hide-and-seek pursuers
A funny fairy tale hide-and-seek An exquisite fairy tale lift-the-flaps hide-and-seek from the international bestselling author of Inside the Villains. “Quick, hide!” Chased by monsters – a hairball, a stinkwart and a creeper – each hairier and stinkier than the one before, a child needs to find shelter in three famous fairytale houses. The Three Little Pigs’ brick home, Sleeping Beauty’s palace and Hansel and Gretel’s gingerbread mansion. Lift the flaps big and small to discover curious places for the child’s best chance to hide. Knock on the door of the Little Pigs’ bathroom, open up Hansel and Gretel’s oven (if you dare!) or see who’s already inside Sleeping Beauty’s stopped clock. The hero of our story has read their story books and knows how to vanquish villains, causing the monsters to flee. This intricately produced large fold-out book is like no other: a celebration of fairy tales and child empowerment that’s full of humor and detail on every page. Over 40 interactive elements to mesmerize pre-schoolers and independent readers. A multi-layered book with flaps within flaps and multiple fold outs, Gotcha! is the ultimate interactive gift book that will captivate children ages 4 and up. A perfect book for any child who enjoys fractured fairy tales. Clotilde Perrin is an illustrator living in Strasbourg. Her other books include Inside the Villains, The House of Madame M and Inside the Suitcase.
Translated from the French edition by Daniel Hahn. Praise for Gotcha!
"The frightful chase converges at a bookshelf with flap-filled tomes that talk back, until at last the child displays some literary-inspired bravery, banishing the 'collywobblers' for an autonomy-based conclusion."—Publishers Weekly “[G]uffaw-eliciting and engaging.”—Shelf Awareness
“[T]here are more flaps than you could shake a stick at, plus witty asides for the grownups.”—The Listener, Top Children's Books of 2022 "There's so much to find in the corners and crannies that this book is guaranteed to last you a long, long time.”—School Library Journal, Betsy Bird "With infectious language and a clever ending, Gotcha! is an astonishingly good book."—Book of the Month, School Reading List, UK "[A] magical book of the highest quality . . . clever and creative and will be loved by family members of all ages. A perfect book for a special gift."—Readings, Australia "A joyous, multi-layered, exploratory wonder of a journey from start to finish."—Just Imagine, UK
"This fabulous fold-out book is both a celebration of fairy tales and a child-empowering story full of humour and rich detail on every page."—Lancashire Post Praise for Inside the Villains
“Splendid introductions, chock-full of villainous revelations and insights both figurative and literal.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews
“Have you had a look inside Inside the Villains yet? It’s a tell-all account of three of literature’s greatest baddies (the Wolf, the Giant and the Witch), with more flaps to lift than you can shake a stick at. The perfect gift for fans of The Jolly Postman series.”—London Review Bookshop
Praise for Inside the Suitcase
“Perrin’s technique of embedding these paper flaps within flaps within yet more flaps creates an Alice in Wonderland sensation of journeying deep into a secret place.”—The New York Times, Holiday Gift Books for Children Guide 2021
Praise for The House of Madame M
“The most, and best, (pop-up) haunted house in decades.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews
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