Find Fergus (Hardcover)
Winter 2020 Kids Indie Next List
“Oh, Fergus. He just doesn’t get hide and seek. After hiding among moose, polar bears, and skinny trees, Fergus finally discovers the perfect hiding place. But when it’s time for the game to be over, Fergus is nowhere to be found. Oh, Fergus.”
— Angie Tally, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC
Play the funniest game of hide and seek ever with Fergus, a bear who's very, very bad at hiding.
The hilarious illustrator of I Don't Want to Be a Frog brings picture book fans a super-silly, interactive story that will have children giggling from start to finish. Follow huge, loveable Fergus and see all the many ways in which he is TERRIBLE at playing hide-and-seek, such as standing behind a VERY tiny tree ("Found you, Fergus! That was too easy!") or trying to camouflage in a giant crowd of bunnies and squirrels ("Try bears, Fergus. Bears!").
But wait! The game isn't over yet! The last two pages fold out into a giant panoramic look-and-find scene, where Fergus is well and truly hidden, and young readers can have fun looking for him and lots of other details in the the crowd. There are hours and hours of play value in this adorable book. Children will want to come back to it again and again.
★ Winner: Iowa Library Association Bridge to Reading Award, 2022
★ Winner: Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2021
★ Nominee: Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award, 2022
★ Nominee: Missouri Building Block Award, 2022
About the Author
MIKE BOLDT is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Just Try One Bite by Adam Mansbach and Camila Alves McConaughey. His numerous picture books include I Don't Want to Be a Frog, Don't Eat Bees, Bad Dog, and Find Fergus. When he's not drawing, he's building snow forts and Lego spaceships with his three kids at his home in rural Alberta, Canada, or sharing laughs and his ice cream with his wife. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBoldt and on Instagram at @thatmikeboldt, and learn more about Mike at mikeboldt.ca.
“Fergus never gives up—a subtle nudge to readers who find their own attempts at mastery frustrating.” —Publishers Weekly
"The continual voice of the speaker is that of a kind, patient instructor as Fergus follows directions, presents various choices for hiding places, and works to improve strategy. . . . An amusing introduction to the long-standing diversion of hide-and-seek books." —Kirkus Reviews
“Undeniably adorable. . . . This readaloud has a lot of potential for hilarity and interactivity.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books