#991 – Peek-a Choo-Choo! by Nina Laden

peek-a-choo-choo-cover Peek-a Choo-Choo!
Series: Peek-a . . .
Written and Illustrated by Nina Laden
Chronicle Books  8/16/2016
978-1-4521-5698-4
22 pages  Ages 1—3

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“In this fourth title in Nina Laden’s Peek-a series, young readers play the classic game of peekaboo with vehicles! Colorful pictures and lively, rhyming text—featuring trains, planes, and a bonanza of boats—help children predict what is peeking through die-cut windows. Read the clue… guess the rhyme…giggle wildly…and repeat!” [PUBLISHER WEBSITE]

Review
Prolific Nina Laden (Roberto: The Insect Architect (2016), Are We There Yet? (with illustrator Adam McCauley, 2016) Daddy Wrong Legs (2014), and many more; plus the Peek-a Series: . . . Who?, . . . Boo!, and . . . Zoo!), will once again thrill the youngest reader-to-be with her fourth Peek-a . . . board book.

Spreads alternate between the text “Peek a . . . ,” with a peanut-shaped die-cut hole, allowing children and parents a sneak peek at, and a chance to guess, what the clever object is on the next spread. Careful, what you think you see is not always—possibly never—what the object actually is on the next spread. Peek-a Choo Choo! contains modes of transportation.
crow-fyingYoung children will love this colorful board book, perfectly sized for their little hands, and with sturdy pages they can turn and not tear. Parents will not only like the theme and thought behind Laden’s book, they will appreciate the glossy covers and pages, which easily clean up after dirty or sticky little fingers have the pages. The last spread, meant just for young children, shows only a shiny silver surface through the peanut die-cut. What, or who, will your little one find staring back at them?
flewNina Laden’s Peek-a . . . series masterfully peeks young children’s’ imagination and sense of wonder. All of Laden’s books foster a love of reading and often spark that love. Parents of young children, ages infant to 3-years, will be delighted in Laden’s art, her text, and her age-appropriate themes.

Next Up: Peek-a Moo! (Chronicle Books, 2017) and the picture book If I Had A Little Dream, with illustrator Melissa Castrillon (Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster, 2017).

PEEK-A CHOO CHOO! Text and illustrations copyright © 2016 by Nina Laden. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA.

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Reprinted with permission from PEEK-A CHOO CHOO! © 2016 by Nina Laden, Chronicle Books. Illustrations © 2016 by Nina Laden.

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Copyright © 2016 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

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Peek-a Choo-Choo!
Series: Peek-a . . .
Written and Illustrated by Nina Laden
Chronicle Books 8/16/2016
9781452156984

3 thoughts on “#991 – Peek-a Choo-Choo! by Nina Laden

    • You are not alone. I love Chronicle Books, too. But then, I love every publisher I work with. They are “gems.” They really are. Kid lit is great. I know of several other Chronicle Books lovers here, too. May be why they follow me. Trying to make that a no brainer.

      Hint: Most Mondays, will feature a Chronicle Book.

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