Peek-A Who?

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Overview

More than 800,000 copies sold!

With peek-a-boo windows, bright colors and simple guessing rhymes, this playful board book is perfect for curious babies and toddlers. Also, check out the long-awaited companion board book, Peek-a Zoo!

The reader can look through die-cut pages for a visual clue to complete a game of peek-a-boo.

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Overview

More than 800,000 copies sold!

With peek-a-boo windows, bright colors and simple guessing rhymes, this playful board book is perfect for curious babies and toddlers. Also, check out the long-awaited companion board book, Peek-a Zoo!

The reader can look through die-cut pages for a visual clue to complete a game of peek-a-boo.

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811826020
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: BOARD
  • Pages: 10
  • Sales rank: 19,497
  • Age range: Up to 2 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    Great Fun

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2009

    Great book from 9 mos to at least 2 years - the kids all love it.

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Nina Laden Classic

    My sons love this little book (including the surprise at the end). Adorable illustrations highlight this classic peek-a-boo spinoff.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    Eh

    I got this book to read on a flight from NY to Chicago. Not only is it really short(approx 6 pages), it's lack of suspense is maddening. I read the book 4 times, cover to cover, while we were taxiing down the runway. There are sever animals in the book, non of which the author saw fit to write a back story for. Each one is reduced to it's base level, seemingly happy. If it wasn't for the amazing illustrations, you'd have no idea of the pain these creatures have suffered. The horrors that they've experienced at the hands of their torturers. If you're looking for a bed time story, this isn't for you. If you're looking for something to terrify you. Something to make you question humanity and how low the depths of man can sink, this is the book for you.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    Simple and fun!

    A good way to get my 1 year old interested in books. Peek-a YOU!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Adorable board book

    This is a great book for infants. My daughter loves turning the pages and especially loves seeing herself in the mirror at the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2011

    Great Book for Your Peek-a-Boo Fan!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Good for little ones

    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

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Creative Concept, Okay Execution

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Simple, but fun story!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    Both of my children (now 4 and 1) have LOVED this book.  It is t

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2010

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    Still a Favorite

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2007

    My Son LOVES this book

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2006

    My baby loves this book

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2006

    My daughter loves this book!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2005

    2 Boys have LOVED this

    Both of my sons LOVED this book and I know my daughter will, too!!! HIGHLY recommend!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2000

    My Son's Favorite Book

    This is my son's absolute favorite book out of the 30+ board books he has. He never tires of it and after 6 months he still will search for it. We used to carry it around in the diaper bag because it was such a hit. Now it's just on our coffee table (or under it half the time) and he loves to have us read it to him over and over. Time for a new copy - this one's wearing out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2000

    Read it again?!

    Our eleven-month-old will pick this book out of a pile of books. He carries it around with him, too. We borrowed it from the library and now we need to buy a copy!

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    Posted January 8, 2013

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    Posted December 17, 2009

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