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Pig and Hen are playing hide-and-seek. But where on earth could Hen be? Can you lift the flaps and help Pig find out where Hen is hiding? With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood have been delighting both parents and toddlers for over fifteen years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Hide-and-Seek Pig, a beautifully produced board book with a gorgeous shiny-foiled cover look. From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo . Discover more animal adventures in their Tales From Acorn Wood lift-the-flap series: Fox's Socks, Postman Bear, and Rabbit's Nap .

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This is Book 2 in the Tales from Acorn Wood Series. See all Tales from Acorn Wood books here.

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22nd June '16
I read it to Ivy aged 3 aged 3
Hide-and-Seek Pig 9781447273431
5 stars
I think the tales from acorn wood are fantastic. They are so much fun. This story in particular is one of my daughters favourite from the collection as we play a game of hide and seek with pig and hen. As we fold back the illustrations we see which creature is hiding behind until we finally find hen hiding in a picnic basket!. This story is lots of fun and my daughter loves to join in by opening the flaps and seeing what's behind them. 
16th September '17
I read it to ElijahG aged 4 aged 4 & to MarthaG aged 1 aged 1
Hide-and-Seek Pig 9781447273431
5 stars
Both kids have loved this book, and I know it off by heart!  

A sweet, simple story with lovely rhyming.  The flaps make it interactive so a young child wants to be involved in reading it.  Also good for teaching colours, body parts etc.  
2nd January '17
I read it to RCHogan aged 2 aged 2 & to AIHogan aged 1 aged 1
Hide-and-Seek Pig 9781447273431
5 stars
This is a beautiful lift-the-flap book from the Tales from Acorn Wood series. Both my toddlers love this collection - they're great fun! 

Hen and Pig decide to play hide and seek; Hen hides and Pig counts to ten before setting out to find her. There's a flap on every other page to find out who is hiding in the picture. We don't find out where Hen is hiding until right at the end when all the gang is heading for the picnic basket. I think it's lovely that the reader finds out while the other animals haven't discovered her. 

My toddlers love interacting with the story by being able to discover who is hiding. They get really excited when the hider is revealed. The rhyming prose is excellent and lovely to read out loud. The illustrations are brilliant; they're packed with details so work well for discussing and examining with your child. There's a lot of scope for working on vocabulary.

This book is a great addition to any collection.
4th July '16
I read it to Flynn aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This is another lovely book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. With a fantastic rhyming storyline this book is a definite favourite of ours. Hen and Pig decide to play a game of hide and seek so Hen hides and Pig counts to ten. As we follow Pig's adventure to find Hen we pick up more and more friends on the way to help with the game. Such a lovely lift-the-flap book for little ones to interact with and fantastic illustrations by Axel Scheffler. We would recommend this book to anyone.
15th March '18
I read it to Ellie14 aged 3 aged 3 & to Rooroo aged 1 aged 1
Hide-and-Seek Pig 9781447273431
5 stars
This is a great rhyming book with little flaps that the children love to look under, this is also a great story with superb illustrations  
30th March '18
Lightning M read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is a lovely book for young children. We love all the characters as there was a different one on each page. We loved how it was a lift the flap book as makes it exciting. 
7th September '16
I read it to Soopa aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
We love this book in our house - it's a classic lift-the-flap book with a little story about the pig looking for the hen and finding various other animals along the way to nice rhythmic words.  It's part of the 'Tales of Acorn Wood' series and is the best one of the set.  We constantly go back to this book although like with all the lift-the-flap books my over-enthuiastic has pulled out a few of them!
28th February '17
I read it to Lock2 aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
Another engaging triumph for little Ines by Julia Donaldson. The familiar Forrest friends and sturdy flaps make this an essential book for the changing bag and goes wherever we do! 
6th November '18
I read it to myka aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
I love this book - and thankfully so does my daughter! The rhymes on each page are wonderfully written and the story builds as Pig meets new friends along the way. Having flaps as well as holes to peep through adds to the excitement for my daughter, and she loves finding Hen at the end. Great length for an 18month - 2year old. Probably my favourite of the series. 
13th November '17
I read it to SPH aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
I love the acorn wood series. It's a good length of story for my 2 year old not too long and not too short. The lift the flap are great and keep my little one engaged.
4th October '16
I read it to Kerfuffle aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This is a great book with funny rhymes and lovely illustrations and lots of flaps to lift and look under. My 3 year old has enjoyed this book since he was a few months old and still loves it and knows it by heart! It's quite short so can keep a toddler's attention well.
13th October '16
I read it to Odin aged 9 months aged 0
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5 stars
We really enjoyed this! Nice rhyming and illustrations, and Odin enjoys the lift flaps. 
11th February '18
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
It was enjoyed reading this to my friend's toddler 
4th September '17
I read it to Ol2017 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Me and my 2 year old son love this book. My son is terrible for not sitting still but this book keeps him entertained for ages. He loves the characters and lifting the flaps to find who's hiding especially the tortoise on his bike. The sounds really help as well as reading them aloud does sound alike. He giggles his head off at my bike ting a ling impression. It's his fav page in the book. 
1st October '16
I read it to GCR13 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This was the last Tale from Acorn Wood book that Georgie wanted to complete the set and we went on a special shopping trip to find it. She was so happy and we read it several times over lunch afterwards! We have read it every night since!
She loves joining in with lines and learning new words. She now knows what a beak is and what a badger looks like. And, of course, she loves opening the flaps.
I like this series as they are all short books so all 4 can be read at bedtime easily.
28th August '16
I read it to Sjs aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Another fantastic story from the tales from acorn wood. My son loves this one the best as we like to play hide and seek too and he enjoys lofting the flaps to see who is hiding behind them, he likes to try and guess who it is too. The rhyming is great and its a great short story to read to him before bed
8th January '17
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
Good and simple storyline which is great if you want to encourage your little one to actually read. 
The 'lift flap' element of book makes it fun and interactive. I got this book on sale - so it was a bonus. 
11th October '18
I read it to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
A great little book about a Pig who is looking for the hen. There's lots of lift the flaps which keeps the little ones interested. We liked pointing out all the different animals and naming them. It's not my favourite book from the Acorn Series but still good .
19th June '15
I read it to AvaW aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
This is a lovely lift the flap book. Pig and hen are playing hide and seek. Hen is hiding, pig is looking for her and comes across a few different animals when looking for hen. The child lifts the flap to reveal different animals, so teaches them about animals whilst reading. It is a nice rhyming book, and it's not too long, as it's aimed at young ones. There are similar books like this one you can also buy; postman bear, fox's socks and rabbits nap.
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Julia Donaldson is a highly talented author of some of the best-loved children’s books in the world.  Born in London in 1948 she grew up with her younger sister Mary who she loved to create imaginary characters with.  

She started her career as a singer-songwriter, writing mainly for children’s television. One of these...

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