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Scholastic Magazine's 100 Greatest Books for KidsNearly a million copies in print!Colorful pictures and simple rhyming texts help children guess what's peeking through the die-cut windows in this delightful board book. The anticipation of what's hiding on the next page and the bright, engaging illustrations will keep curious babies and toddlers guessing and giggling all the way to the surprise ending.And don't forget to check out the Peek-a Who Matching Game!show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 11 pages
  • 126 x 128 x 16mm | 140g
  • California, United States
  • English
  • 0811826023
  • 9780811826020
  • 296

About Nina Laden

Nina Laden grew up in the New York City area. The daughter of two artists, she studied illustration at Syracuse University. She is the author and illustrator of The Night I Followed the Dog, also published by Chronicle more

Review Text

The classic childs game of peek-a-boo becomes an exuberant guessing game in this compact, colorful board book from Laden (When Pigasso Met Mootisse, 1998). Each of the riddles begin with the phrase Peek a on one page. The facing page contains a cut out in an enlarged keyhole shape, allowing the reader a brief glimpse of the underlying picture. Readers can then attempt to solve the puzzle before turning the page to reveal the complete picture. The rest of the rhyme is printed on the facing page, e.g., one riddle reveals a quixotic collection of cheerful animals. The answer? Peek a Zoo, of course! Laden provides plenty of clues for the youngest reader. The artwork on each overlaying page is decorated in a theme to match the answer and the solution to every riddle always rhymes with boo. Color saturates every page, easily capturing a childs attention. The array of cheerful creatures (and one choo-choo train) populating the pages and Ladens whimsical rhymes make this a book little ones will reach for again and again. Companion book is Ready, Set, Go! (Board book. 1-3) (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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4,738 ratings
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3 16% (772)
2 4% (183)
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