Picture Book Review: Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

Now You See Me, Now You Don't by Patricia Hegarty

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t
by Patricia HegartyJonny Lambert (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars
Chameleon uses his disguise skills to play tricks on the other jungle animals. He plucks feathers, steals food, hides away during chore time, and even makes poor sloth fall out of his tree. But when Frog plays a trick on Chameleon, he learns that it’s not so fun when the tables are turned.

I love the positive messages in this book, and how Chameleon learns a good lesson about playing tricks on people. The moral in the story is not too preachy, and the story is light and fun.

I LOVE the rhyming text in this book!

And I am very picky about rhyme in children’s books, because it is often done badly with terrible rhymes and worse rhythm. But this writing is perfect! Every rhyme fits, the rhythm of the lines is good, and the story is so clever. The writing is never awkward or trite. It flows beautifully through the lines and is a joy to read aloud.

The illustrations are brightly colored and attractive with a clear style that I like. It’s really fun to search through the page and see where Chameleon is hiding and how he changes colors to blend in with green leaves, pink flowers, or gray rocks. The illustrations add so much to the story, and bring a delightful energy to each scene!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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