Funny and inventive, with a fold out surprise.

Metro (UK)

Line Up, Please!

Standing in line can be dull, but not when you mix tigers and frogs, sheep and skunks!

Translated by Cathy Hirano

  • Description

    Standing in line can be dull, but not when you mix tigers and frogs, sheep and skunks. But what could be worth waiting for…?

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Japan
    Reader Age 2-5 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Kids’ Book Review (Australia), July 2015

      A vibrant, active, highly entertaining book both adults and kids will love working through. And the action-packed ending will also delight.

    2. Magpies (Aus/NZ), May 2015

      From a mildly prosaic beginning to highly satisfying end, the book is irresistible. Recommended.

    3. Wairarapa Times-Age (NZ), February 2015

      This book ticks a lot of boxes-it is amusing, includes a surprise, uses paper engineering and a counting opportunity that grounds the story … Highly recommended.

    4. Metro (UK), November 2014

      Funny and inventive, with a fold out surprise.

    5. Waikato Times (NZ), November 2014

      Delightful interactions, visual details, wit and humour and incidental learning … This would be a welcome addition to any family library for three year olds upwards.

    6. Tall, Short, Tiny and a Pickle (NZ), September 2014

      The illustrations are so appealing and fun, as is the dialogue … Waiting to find out what the animals are lining up for never gets old, and the ending is so much fun.

    7. Kiwi Families (NZ), October 2014

      Such a brilliant book. It moves to a hilarious climax and, on first reading, you’ll be dying to know what the animals are waiting for

    8. Rhino Reads (UK), October 2014

      Lots to look at and learn and a ton of wit and smiles. This book will appeal to children young and old. The word game in the middle will catch the imagination of older children and is still keeping us entertained on car journeys weeks later.
      This book is a real gem!

    9. Read it, Daddy! (UK), October 2014

      We both loved the big reveal and the thoroughly energetic and joyful page spreads that bring the book round in a complete circle. Lovely!

    10. Outside in World (UK), October 2014

      There is lots of humour and a surprise climax is revealed in the fun gatefold at the end. An ideal book for reading aloud as well as for learning to count and about different animals.

    11. The Bookbag (UK), October 2014

      The perfect book for a child obsessed with all the different animal species you can name.

    12. Magpie That (UK), October 2014

      Very funny and very clever, and the surprise climax unfolds in a gorgeous gatefold for maximum impact … My mind is filling up with ways to use the book at home as well as the classroom.

    13. Bookrapt (NZ), October 2014

      An exciting picture book that keeps readers guessing right to the end. There’s a grand selection of creatures showing wide-eyed wonder at what they might be lining up to see … A great introduction to the animal kingdom and a clever counting book.

    14. Bob’s Books Blog (NZ), September 2014

      My granddaughters loved it and so will you.

    15. Book Trailers for Kids and YA (NZ), September 2014

      What a lovely wee gem of a story. The illustrations are bold, bright and curious, without distractions, so that each character is the centre of attention. Do look out for it – perhaps one to get for Christmas!

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