#749 – Peek-A Boo! by Nina Laden

cover Peek-a Boo!

Written & Illustrated by Nina Laden
Chronicle Books     8/01/2015
978-1-4521-3396-6
10 pages     Age Infant—3

“Peek-a goo? Peek-a brew? Peek-a booo!

“In this hi-scare-ious follow-up to the bestselling board books Peek-a Who? And Peek-a Zoo!, Nina Laden turns her playful eye (and wear) to spooky Halloween sounds. Read the clue . . . guess the rhyme . . . giggle wildly . . . and repeat!” [back cover]

Review
It is easy to see why young children love the Peek-a books. In Peek-a Boo, each peanut-shaped die-cut hole gives the parent and child a clue to what is on the next spread. The cover looks like two over-easy eggs. But turn the cover and what do you see?

A scary GHOST saying, “BOO!”

The board book is thicker than a normal page, but not so thick that each page is stiff. Little fingers can always turn the page by gripping the die-cut hole. If they should do that, be careful, the next clue is green and bubbly with a frog’s eye and an escaping frog. What could it be?

Peek-a Boo_Int_1

Oozy “BREW!”

What about a tree of bats and a white moon be hiding?

Bats that “FLEW” away.

Each word in Peek-a Boo rhymes with “Boo.”

Kids will enjoy these Halloween themed guessing games with new words to add to a growing vocabulary. Laden does not necessarily choose easy words (brew, flew, crew, goo), but young kids, with repetition, will master each new word in good time. The final spread will bring extra giggles. Yellow eyeballs on a purple background dare young children to look at the mirror-like die-cut. What is it they will see?

A ghost . . . and “YOU” are the ghost!

Young children will adore this newest Peek-a book. Peek-a Boo is fun, a tiny scary, and loaded with new words for that little ghosts to learn. Happy Halloween!

PEEK-A BOO! Text and illustrations by Nina Laden. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA.

Purchase Peek-A Boo! at AmazonBook DepositoryIndieBound BooksChronicle Books.

Learn more about Peek-A Boo! HERE.

Meet the author/illustrator, Nina Laden, at her website:  http://www.ninaladen.com/
Blog:  http://thenightifollowedtheblog.blogspot.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NinaLadenBooks
Find more books at the Chronicle Books’ website:  http://www.chroniclebooks.com/

Also by Nina Laden
Peek-a Zoo! (reviewed here)
Peek-a Who?
The Night I Followed the Dog
When Pigasso Met Mootisse
Daddy Wrong Legs (reviewed  here)
.         .  —and many more

Peek-a Zoo!

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Copyright © 2015 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

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Full Disclosure: Peek-A Boo! by Nina Laden, and received from Chronicle Books, is in exchange NOT for a positive review, but for an HONEST review. The opinions expressed are my own and no one else’s. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

On Ms. Laden’s blog, The Night I Followed the Blog, she posted a very prophetic and positively need to heed poem. I thought you might enjoy this—but do return. I’d love your thoughts on Peek-a Boo! Plus, I’d like to know you where here, it gets lonely without you.

IN THE WINTER THAT FELT LIKE SPRING

In the winter that felt like spring
The snows didn’t come
The birds never left
The salmon didn’t run
The rains never stopped
The rivers flooded the land
We wondered what was next
In this godforsaken plan.

In the winter that felt like spring
The trees bloomed too soon
The bees didn’t come
No fruit hung in June

read the entire poem → (scroll down)

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