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10 Hidden Heroes

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I love this hide and seek book about the many types of heroes that we may see in our communities.  A hero is a person who helps someone else.   Some examples from this book were doctors, nurses, veterinarians, teachers, sanitary workers, and many more.  

I enjoyed the rhyming prose of the book.  I would have liked for there to be more verbiage.

The illustrations in this fun book are vibrant, fun, and extremely detailed.  I often found it challenging to find all the heroes on each page.  Luckily, there is a key at the end of the book to help find any heroes that you may have missed.

This book is targeted for 3 – 8-year-olds.  I think that this book would be a fun addition to any child’s home, preschool, or lower elementary school classroom.  I’ve yet to find a child that doesn’t like hide and seek books.  

I want to thank Author Mark K. Shriver, Illustrator Laura Watson, Loyola Press Publishing, and NetGalley for the opportunity to review this Advanced Reader’s Copy. This is a voluntary review, and all comments and opinions are entirely my own.
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10 Hidden Heroes reminds me of Where's Waldo. Children will have to find the "hidden heroes"- everyday people with heroic jobs. Very bright and very fun!
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This is such a fun twist on Where's Waldo! 10 Hidden Heros is the perfect gift for any young learner. The book full of lovely illustrations that show children to look for "hidden heroes" in the pictures, meaning people with everyday jobs who are big helpers to all.

Thank you to NetGalley and Loyola Press for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion and review.
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Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

10 Hidden Heroes by Mark K. Shriver is a lovely look-and-find children's picture book with an important message.  The book is a series of colorful pictures that encourage children to look for the "hidden heroes" in the pictures, meaning people with everyday jobs who actually help a lot of people.  According to the description, "this vibrantly illustrated book helps children develop counting skills and learn how they too can be heroes in day-to-day life."

Overall, 10 Hidden Heroes is the perfect gift for the young Where's Waldo or I Spy fan in your life.  One highlight of this book is how fun it is.  When I was a child, I really enjoyed the I Spy series.  My parents and I would spend hours looking through colorful pictures, trying to find small, hidden objects.  Reading this book reminded me of those times.  If you're intrigued by the description, I highly recommend that you check out this book, which is available now!
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Pros: This is a lovely book for children (and adults) to read about helping one another. Some ways people help are obvious, but this book does a great job highlighting some of the quieter ways we help each other. This would be a wonderful book for children to read with an adult because it is very interactive and the adults can ask the children what examples of helping they see in the pictures.

The illustrations in this book are so bright and cheerful. I loved the inclusiveness of the illustrations. I think any child reading this book will see themselves represented in the illustrations. It features different religions, races, and abilities. 

Cons: None that I can think of!

Thank you to NetGalley and Loyola Press for the opportunity to read this book.
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A wholesome picture book filled with engaging illustrations where young readers seek out the kind deeds of kids in their community. A great book for teaching the virtues of kindness and caring to young ones. A good start for discussing how people being helpful makes the world a better place for everyone.
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I loved this book! I love the pictures, the concept, and the ability to really develop conversations with our children about important people in our society. I do wish that the seek and find parts were on each individual page so that it is easy for the children and caregivers to find the different heroes on the page. Either way, I love the way that the story is simple, each page could be done on its own, and the discussion that could be had from the seeking for items in the pictures.
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Peculiar Book

Though I’ve done lots of reviews of books over the years, I feel unsure how to review this one. The pages count back from 10 to 1, spotlighting different groups of “hidden heroes,” like those who take care of people who aren’t feeling well (doctors, nurses, and “regular” people) and those who keep us safe (police, school crossing guards). For the age I believe this is meant for, I’m not sure that a child will make the connection between the bigger concept of a particular type of hero and what is depicted on the page. In all honesty, it seemed like a peculiar book. The number one hero at the end is the child reader. A certificate page that can be filled in by/for the reader immediately follows this, proclaiming his or her hero status. All in all, I wasn’t wild about the book.
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Charming little book that makes it moral lesson in a clever way that makes readers and will surprise parents as well as the kids.
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The illustrations were lovely, cute, and detailed.  I liked the messaging about all types of heroes and my kids love search and find books.  I also really like that the last hero was the reader and asking them how they would help others.  I did not expect the religious element for one the sections.  I prefer secular books for my children and I feel like that was snuck in.
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This book draws the attention of children to people around us who are dedicated to helping others but may not receive public recognition for their efforts on a wide scale. These heroes are introduced in groups of varying numbers. The number one hero is the reader and the book asks them what they can do to help others. I appreciate the focus of the book on helping others but at the end, especially with the hero award page, it felt like there was a bit too much fanfare for heroes. I would want my children to help others because its the right thing to do and not because they are motivated by recognition.
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Some heroes are hiding in plain sight!
The first thing that got me was the fun way the illustrations reminded me of the Richard Scarry books where things were opened up and you could see inside buildings as well as all of the general busy-ness. Then there's the simple prose asking the readers to look for the heroes in each of ten categories. It all finishes up with an invitation for the reader to see self as a hero!
The illustrations are vibrant and detailed while remaining somewhat simply depicted. Terrific for all ages.
Maybe I'll get one for the local library, too!
I requested and received a free temporary ebook copy from Notable Kids Publishing via NetGalley. Thank you!
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Great book showing pre schoolers what a hero means. Really vivid and engaging artwork for kids to enjoy. Helps to engage the kids in a conversation with others. It's a great way to highlight to kids how different professions and ordinary people can be heros. Would recommend. 

Thank you to NetGalley and publisher and author for allowing me ARC for honest feedback.
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This is a fantastic children's book which has amazing illustrations which are highly detailed, bright and colourful.  The book shows different heroes in our lives who help and heal people, such as teachers, doctors, parents, shop assistants, police, fire people, bin people, life guards and carers.  It is a great book, which I highly recommend.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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This was a fun new spin on a look and find book that targets so many curriculum topics.  The illustrations were beautiful and detailed with so many opportunities to start discussions about community helpers and connections with others.  This book would be a wonderful addition to our classroom library.
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Beautiful pictures and a great book that encourages parents to talk to their children while discovering the hidden heroes. In this day and age, it’s nice to see the heroes that were shown in this book.
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10 Hidden Heroes is a beautiful picture book that teaches children about daily heroes in their lives. Each page shows a different setting and features different ways to help and be a "hero." Each page will prompt discussion about the professions and actions shown. I loved that this book empowers children to be kind and help others. 

Thank you Loyola Press and NetGalley for providing this ARC.
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The illustrations in this book are colorful, vivid and engaging. The text invites children to find people in its pages. There is a guide at the end of the book that lets children know what they are looking for.

If you know a child who enjoys search and find books, they may well enjoy this sweet book with a gentle social message. Take a look.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.
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This is a great book to read with a preschool class or young children at home. Each page gives you a seek and find adventure to find people who are helping others. Whether it's putting on sunscreen, checking out books, or picking up trash, the colorful illustrations make them easy to find. I especially liked this book because it addressed faiths of many different types of people and included the awesome Special Olympics. At the end of the book it gives the child a challenge to be a hidden hero and a certificate to print out.
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