Look for a book! Kids' Facebook "hide-and-seek" group hits 2,300 members in THREE days

By Michael Upton | 15/08/2019

Look for a book! Kids' Facebook 'hide-and-seek' group hits 2,300 members in THREE days

BOOK-LOVING kids are making use of their summer holidays by playing hide and seek with good reads.

A new online craze call Look for a Book has sprung up, inviting children and their parents to “hide” and look for story and picture books in public places (usually wrapped in plastic folders or other waterproof coverings).

The craze has echoes of Rotherham Rocks, where youngsters paint stones with their own designs before leaving them out and about, while looking for rocks others have left behind.

The Look for a Book Rotherham Facebook group, which states its mission is “to encourage children to explore the outdoors and become excited about reading”, gathered more than 2,300 members in just three days after being set up earlier this week.

Those taking part are asked to re-hide the books they find after reading them or leave one of their own.

There is also a South Yorkshire-wide group called Look for a Book South Yorkshire.

Are you joining in the craze? We’d love to hear from you about where you’ve been hiding books - and the strangest places you’ve found them (we saw a picture of one left on a bus this week!).