Pub Date 15 Oct 2017
A small gray rat and her large gray friend, Wilbert, are playing hide-and-seek. Wilbert is tough to find, so the rat asks a passing crocodile for help. Together, they hunt behind every tree they can see, and finally, the rat spots Wilbert. But the crocodile can’t see Wilbert — even when he’s standing right in front of them. Why not?
With minimal text, spare design, and deadpan delivery, this charming story introduces a big idea: that we all see the world differently, and sometimes we can’t see what’s right in front of us. It’s a quietly funny, insightful meditation on the world around us. This simple but deeply felt book will provoke thought about perspective, point of view, and blind spots.
Grade Range: Pre-K to 3
Fountas & Pinnell: J
Reading Recovery: 17
Lexile: AD 450L
A Note From the Publisher
-Simple text explores a deep, meaningful idea
-Will inspire thinking about point of view and perspective