Peek-A Who?
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Peek-A Who?

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by Nina Laden
     
 

Scholastic Magazine's 100 Greatest Books for Kids
Nearly 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

Overview

Scholastic Magazine's 100 Greatest Books for Kids
Nearly 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!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
In this die-cut, board book, the text repeats "Peek a" and expects kids to fill in the missing information by looking at the page. For the most part, the page does not give a real clue as to what is coming next. Flipping the page reveals an image with text on the opposite page. The process continues through a cow, ghost, zoo, and choo-choo train until the reader arrives at the last page with its mirror to reflect back the child's face. It is the best mirror that this reviewer has seen in this type of book, but the learning experience is more a game. 2000, Chronicle, Ages 6 mo. to 2, $6.95. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-The exuberant illustrations in this guessing-game board book will enchant infants and toddlers. A bright left-hand page with the words "Peek a" faces a right-hand page with die-cut windows through which a visual clue can be seen. Turn the page and "Peek a MOO!" reveals a black-and-white cow; "Peek a BOO!" a green ghost; "Peek a ZOO!" a crowd of animals including an elephant, giraffe, zebra, etc.; and the final puzzle, "Peek a YOU," has a mirror insert. Vibrant colors with plenty of black outlines make this a charming visual treat for the youngest patrons.-Lisa Falk, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Kirkus Reviews
The classic child's 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 child's attention. The array of cheerful creatures (and one choo-choo train) populating the pages and Laden's whimsical rhymes make this a book little one's will reach for again and again. Companion book is Ready, Set, Go! (Board book. 1-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811826020
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
10
Sales rank:
10,653
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
Up to 2 Years

Meet the Author

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 Books.

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Peek-A Who? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Tomigirl More than 1 year ago
This little book is so cute and fun. My 9 month old never tires of it. The peek through windows help kids identify objects with just a peek. The play on "peek-a-boo" is fun and will inspire you to do the same without the book. This book is a great size for the car or diaper bag and is quick entertainment when dealing with a bored baby.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of our granddaughter's favorites....not only is it bright and colorful, but she's able to turn pages easily due to the cutout center. And of course, the mirror at the end is her favorite page! This book gets read often each day.
Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
My sons love this little book (including the surprise at the end). Adorable illustrations highlight this classic peek-a-boo spinoff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good way to get my 1 year old interested in books. Peek-a YOU!
LauraOH More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for infants. My daughter loves turning the pages and especially loves seeing herself in the mirror at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Based on the good reviews, I purchased this book online for my niece's 1st b-day & was not disappointed. This is a sturdy little board book that will entertain infants, toddlers & adults, too! It's also very short, a bonus if you're asked to read it over & over & over again (& you will!) Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend to a friend. This book makes a wonderful gift & is simply a delight to read with any Peek-A-Boo fan.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both of my children have LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. It was my now almost 8 yr old daughter's favorite when she was a tot, and now my toddler son's favorite. Both learned to say the words/sounds pretty quickly and loved turning the page quickly to get to the &quot;Who!&quot; or &quot;Boo!&quot; etc. This one gets multiple readings in one sitting for sure. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful board book for children about 6 months to 24 months old. It has very colorful pictures that the children love and a simple pattern to the book that eventually the children can start to get on their own. It has a mirror in the back that the children really love. I work with toddlers and we have already gone through a few copies because they love it so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 7 month old grandson likes this little book. It has holes in the pages (for peek a boo). I recommend it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This board book cleverly plays peek-a-boo with cutouts showing part of the picture on the next page, the picture always rhyming with the boo of "peek-a-boo" game. Most of the pictures make a noise that is the rhyme (who, moo, boo, choo-choo) the last two don't (zoo, you). My 18mo son really likes the "choo-choo" part. The reason that I only gave this 2 stars: - I really like the owl in the leaves on the cover, but I'm less keen on most of the other drawings. I really don't like the green ghost. - The words are really limited to "Peek-a-" and then the answer. That's it. I would have liked something on the line of "Peek-a-Who! The owl says Who-Who. Owls are birds that are awake at night." or something. I would have liked at least 2-3 sentences (including Peek-a..." per picture. - So, it's okay, but I was really excited about the concept and disappointed with the execution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm reading this to my 10 month old at night. I won't lie and tell you that my child is fascinated by books at this age....he usually glances at pages when i read aloud and then proceeds to play with the zipper on his sleep sack. However, this book is short and engaging, and he always looks at the last page! I like the rhyme and repetition, but I would say this is for younger children for sure because there isn't a plot...just great rhymes!
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Both of my children (now 4 and 1) have LOVED this book.  It is the one that they requested over and over again.  The corners are worn and the book is well loved.
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bewilson More than 1 year ago
The book is wonderful; both my sons 3 and 6 loved it as little ones. However, when I decided to send it to my neice for her first christmas the results were disasterous. Needless to say, after five phone calls to customer service the book that was guaranteed to be delivered by the holidays arrived by the END OF JANUARY. B&N response? A $10 gift card. Not good enough. Despite being a frequent shopper at the stores, I will NEVER order from this site again!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 19 month old daughter still loves this book. We started reading it at 6 months, and it's been a favorite ever since. I recommend it to anyone who has a little one that likes peek-a-boo!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book. I started reading it to him when we was about 6 months old. Now he is over a year and he digs this book out and brings it to me to read it to him. He loves to flip the pages and always gives the baby at the end a kiss (there is a mirror at the end of the book) This book is so worn I am getting him a new copy for Christmas
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 10 month old baby loves this book. She loves to turn the pages, peeking through the holes. She loves the mirror at the end of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
She wants it read over and over again (she's loved it since she was 6 months old-- now she's 12 months old) and we already need a new copy-- her favorite book by far!