Hide-and-Seek Pig

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

For ages 0 to 5

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This book is best for:
  • adjectives
  • identifying parts
  • location concepts / prepositions
  • rhyme


Pig and Hen play a game of hide-and-seek. Pig counts to ten while Hen goes off to hide. Where could Hen be? Pig sees a long yellow beak behind the gate. Could that be Hen? Lift the flap to find out and join pig and many other woodland creatures in the search for Hen.

Hide-and-Seek Pig is a fun picture book with sturdy lift-the-flap pages which are guaranteed to keep young children engaged as they try to find Hen in various locations. On each page, we can see parts of animals peeking out from behind the flap, allowing children to identify parts of objects as well as predict who might be behind the flap. Children can also listen to descriptive clues that go along with each hidden animal to figure out who it might be. For example, can you see a long brown ear? Can you see a furry tail?

For further speech and language targets in Hide-and-Seek Pig, see the list below.

Book Details

Narrative Structure: Action Sequence

Story Plot: Repetitive Tale

  • animals

Speech and Language Targets

Speech Sounds:
  • /b/ - bird, beak, behind, badger, rabbit
  • /l/ - look, follow, yellow, tail
  • /n/ - nose, no, in, Hen, garden
  • /p/ - pig, pail, picnic, stripy
  • /t/ - tent, spotty, rabbit, feet
  • adjectives (long, colours, spotty, furry, stripy )
  • modals (can, maybe)
  • negatives (no, can't)
  • prepositions (in, behind)
  • objective pronouns (me)
  • subjective pronouns (you)
  • action verbs (look, find, follow)
  • matching
  • labelling
  • identifying parts
  • describing
  • predicting
  • where
  • who
  • descriptive (colours, long)
  • location (in, behind)
  • initiating conversation
  • joining in
Rhyme & Sound Awareness:
  • rhyme
Book Info

Published by Macmillan Children's Books in 2015 (ISBN: 9781447273431)

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