5-8 Early Readers

Room for One More

Room for One More A Lift-the-Flap Surprise book!

By Mathew Price and Ian P. Benfold Haywood
Hardcover
9.75 x 7.80in; 24 pp
ISBN:978-1-935021-01-8
$13.95

A charming story of gentle compassion as a family outing takes a surprising turn! First the family finds a lost frog and decides to take him home. Before the day is over, they find a kitten, a canary, a hungry mouse, and a puppy. There is always room for one more — until they are almost home and find a lost elephant! Lift-the-flaps add fun to this youngest child memory game and story.

 

About the Author

Mathew Price is the author of many acclaimed books for children including the Parents Choice Award-winning Peekaboo! (Random House).

About the Illustrator

Ian P. Benfold Haywood has been a community artist, a painter in Spain and an art teacher. He has illustrated a number of children’s books including Linda Newbery’s Catcall, which won a silver medal in the Nestle Book trust. He lives in Chester, England.

Reviews

Young children who like animals will greatly enjoy the special outing that this loving family has. Warm illustrations and a well paced and sweetly amusing story are complimented by flaps that children can lift. Young readers can see the frog, kitten, canary, puppy, and mouse inside their jar, basket, cage, pocket, and box. As they read, children can try to remember which animal is tucked inside which container. – Through the Looking Glass Review



“Here’s a really fun story for the youngest readers on your list. “One lucky day,” a family goes on an outing. At the sweet shop (Mathew Price is a British publisher, who recently relocated to Denton, Texas), the family sees a little green frog. They don’t want him to get stepped on, so Daddy puts the frog in a jar. At the park, they see a lost kitten, and Daddy puts him in a shopping basket. At the pet shop, the family discovers a lonely canary, and Daddy puts him in a cage. When the family finds an elephant, Daddy finally puts his foot down…



This is a fun cumulative tale with a repeating refrain. Perhaps the most fun, however, is the fact that ROOM FOR ONE MORE is a lift-the-flap book. Each time the family adds a new animal, there's a new flap. By the end of the book, the child gets to open five separate flaps.



I know this is a book my youngest reading friends will absolutely love and will want to hear/read again and again. – Carol’s Corner



Young children who like animals will greatly enjoy the special outing that this loving family has. Warm illustrations and a well paced and sweetly amusing story are complimented by flaps that children can lift. Young readers can see the frog, kitten, canary, puppy, and mouse inside their jar, basket, cage, pocket, and box. As they read, children can try to remember which animal is tucked inside which container.Through the Looking Glass Review

“This is adorable. And, boy, can my kiddos relate as we are a family that picks up strays, too. Bright illustrations, flaps to lift and the fun of memorizing each critter that's added to the story. A perfect gift for kiddos.”

“This is adorable. And, boy, can my kiddos relate as we are a family that picks up strays, too. Bright illustrations, flaps to lift and the fun of memorizing each critter that's added to the story. A perfect gift for kiddos.”