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Sunday, 1 December 2013

Review: 100 Things

100 Things is the first Masayuki Sebe book I discovered, and it’s heaps of fun. A little reminiscent of Richard Scarry’s books, this is an activity book filled with things to count and find.

With colourful and quirky illustrations, 100 Things should keep young children occupied for a long time. How many brown mice can be found on the first double page spread? Can you find the ladybird who has followed the moles underground? Is there a rabbit hiding amongst the sheep? How many elephants are awake and how many are asleep? What other animals have infiltrated the pictures?

Altogether there are ten double page spreads, each dedicated to a different ‘thing’, plus another double page where the different creatures come together in a single landscape. Then right at the end of the book there is a list of fourteen specific things for children to go back and find - a mouse with a yellow ribbon, a girl putting a strawberry on her head, and so on.

Look out for other activity books created by Masayuki Sebe, too, including Dinosaurs Galore and 100 People (KBR review here). They would all be great to take on holiday and keep your family amused.

Title: 100 Things
Author: Masayuki Sebe
Publisher: Gecko Press, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877467820
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture book

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