This a lovely book that uses the same device as the Where's Wally books. Sassoon is a stripy snake who is hiding on each page. It has funny rhyming text and great detail in the artwork. Rosie calls Sassoon 'Bassoon' and takes great delight in finding him on each page. What she particularly likes is reading it with someone who hasn't read it before so she can show how clever she is by finding Sassoon before them!
The lovely details in the artwork make it a joy to read again (and again and again!) with the washing line animal underpants being a particular favourite of ours as well as the disgusting picnic - ham with custard? Although I actually think Rosie would like to try that, she looks quite thoughtful when I read it!
It ends with a whole page flap to reveal Sassoon in his full glory, perfect! This title has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway award 2012. We wish it luck and hope it makes it to the shortlist!