Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Missing Molly

Missing Molly

Fall 2000 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Lisa Jahn-Clough
Illustrator: Lisa Jahn-Clough
ISBN: 0-618-00980-9
Hardcover Price: $15.00
Simon and Molly, the winsome best friends in this modest, highly appealing story, are next door neighbors. They play together every day. But when their game of choice -- hide-and seek -- loses its suspenseful fun because Molly is “too easy to find,” the heroine comes up with “the best hiding idea ever.” Both Simon and young viewer/listeners are temporarily bamboozled, but all comes right in the end. The author-artist’s brightly colored, uncluttered pictures make a perfect accompaniment for the simple – but never condescending – text.
Selma G. Lanes   ©2000 Parents' Choice

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