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Peek and Play Christmas Story

Peek and Play Christmas Story

by Christina Goodings, Siobhan Harrison
     
 

A peek-through gatefold on each double-page invites toddlers to interact with this favorite story

This festive novelty book tells the nativity story in five double pages, each of which has a gatefold page with a cutout hole to peek through and unfold to reveal the next scene. The reveal of each new scene keeps toddlers engaged, and Siobhan Harrison's

Overview

A peek-through gatefold on each double-page invites toddlers to interact with this favorite story

This festive novelty book tells the nativity story in five double pages, each of which has a gatefold page with a cutout hole to peek through and unfold to reveal the next scene. The reveal of each new scene keeps toddlers engaged, and Siobhan Harrison's appealing characters keep everyone smiling all the way through. The artwork is bright and fresh, with little children peeking through each cutout for the reader to identify with. There are questions on each page to be answered, keeping little ones engaged throughout the story.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
a "cleverly constructed board book," ..."This introduction should please little ones and their parents alike." —Kirkus Reviews 
School Library Journal
10/01/2013
PreS-K—In this sturdy lift-the-flap book, each spread asks children a question, such as, "Mary and Joseph are going on a journey. Is it far?" The answer ("Nearly at Bethlehem") is under a page-size cardstock flap on the right. Five questions take youngsters to the stable, to the hills where shepherds are visited by a host of blond angels, and on to the wise men following the star. More a quiz than a story, the text is straightforward and partnered with simple illustrations of a Caucasian cast of rosy-cheeked children and smiling adults. Even the livestock gaze on in adoration. A Nativity story told Q-&-A style, this is a strictly additional purchase for those libraries with high demand for more religious Christmas offerings.—Brooke Sheets, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
2013-09-01
Babies and toddlers can enjoy a simple introduction to the Christmas story with this cleverly constructed board book, which was first published in Great Britain. Unlike most Nativity stories for younger children, the cover of this book shows the three Magi holding their gifts ready for presentation. Each of the following five double-page spreads has two or three brief lines of text on the upper left-hand page that end with a question. The right-hand page is a gatefold flap that can be lifted to reveal the answer to the question posed in the text. For example, the first spread shows Joseph and Mary riding on their donkey. "Is it far?" When the flap is lifted, a town is revealed in the distance, with the words "Nearly at Bethlehem." Subsequent flaps are lifted to reveal the inside of the stable, the angels announcing the birth to the shepherds, the star followed by the Magi and the entire cast of characters surrounding the baby Jesus in the manger. Unfortunately, the final question regarding the appearance of the Wise Men is awkward to read, if grammatically correct: "For whom are the gifts they bring?" However, cheery illustrations in jewel-bright hues will appeal to young children, and the well-constructed book has sturdy cardboard pages with rounded corners that should stand up to enthusiastic use from toddlers. This introduction should please little ones and their parents alike. (Picture book. 1-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745962610
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Pages:
10
Sales rank:
1,188,915
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children's books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, I Want to Know About Jesus, and the Bartimouse series. Siobhan Harrison is a freelance illustrator whose work has been featured in books by the BBC, Egmont, Parragon, and Scholastic US.

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