Books for Keeps, Christmas Gift Guide 2022

Gotcha! – A Funny Fairy Tale Hide-and-Seek

In this monstrously funny and original lift-the-flaps adventure, a child finds hiding places in three famous fairy tale houses before turning on their hide-and-seek pursuers—from the creator of international sensation Inside the Villains.

“Quick, hide!” Chased by monsters, each hairier and stinkier than the one before, a child finds shelter in the most famous fairytale houses—the three little pigs’ brick home, Sleeping Beauty’s palace and Hansel and Gretel’s gingerbread mansion. Each house is full of hiding places for the reader to explore, with flaps big and small and curious places to discover on the search for the child’s hiding place. And when the hero of our story finally stands up to the monsters, they may be the ones to flee, because this child has read the tales before and knows how to vanquish a villain!

A villianously funny hide-and-seek game in a fairytale world.

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Written and illustrated by Clotilde Perrin, translated by Daniel Hahn.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin France
    Reader Age 5-7 year, 6-8 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Youth Services Book Review

      Sure to delight young readers.

    2. Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children’s and Young Adult Literature

      A good gift book to give to a child who loves opening flaps and finding surprises.

    3. My Storytime Corner

      My kids think it’s hilarious and the whimsical glimpses inside various familiar homes is a great escape.

    4. School Library Journal, Betsy Bird

      2022 Translated Picture Books list
      There’s so much to find in the corners and crannies that this book is guaranteed to last you a long, long time. Also, there is a monster’s butt on the back of the book, and it’s adorable.

    5. Midwest Book Review

      A unique, fun, and highly recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community libraries.

    6. The Listener

      Top 50 Kids Books
      More flaps than you could shake a stick at, plus witty asides for the grownups.

    7. Shelf Awareness Kids Gift Guide

      Guffaw-eliciting and engaging.

    8. Books for Keeps

      Christmas Gift Guide 2022
      A book to have young readers shrieking with delight and one that roars new shocks and excitement into the fairy tale world – unmissable.

    9. Volume Books

      Book of the Week – a large, very enjoyable and very special book.

    10. Red Reading Hub

      This book will keep youngsters entertained for ages, and returning for further forays into those favourite fairytale abodes.

    11. Miss Cleveland is reading…

      An utter delight from start to finish! The language used is both playful and powerful, with alliteration and adjectives used to brilliant effect.

    12. Library Girl and Book Boy

      This intricately produced large fold-out book is like no other: a celebration of fairy tales and child empowerment that’s full of humour and detail on every page.

    13. Dean Boddington, Teacher (UK)

      The perfect book to share and explore together.

    14. Readings Bookshops, Melbourne

      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.

    15. School Reading List

      With infectious language – ‘feculent’, ‘pestilential’, ‘collywobblers’ and a clever ending, Gotcha! is an astonishingly good book.

    16. Just Imagine

      A joyous, multi-layered, exploratory wonder of a journey from start to finish.

    17. Publishers Weekly

      Richly imagined with droll details and wryly appropriate comments.

    18. Lancashire Evening Post

      Prepare for villainous villains and spine-tingling fun on an adventure that children will want to experience time and time again!

Available worldwide from your local bookstore or online.

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