Peekaboo, Stretch!: A Lift-the-Flap Book
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Peekaboo, Stretch!: A Lift-the-Flap Book

by Jill McElmurry
     
 
Detailed illustrations lend a humorous touch to this lift-the-flap search for a wily dachshund, led by a playful pair of twins while their parents are left with the brunt of the backyard chores.

It's time to do some yard work, but the twins would much rather play "Find the Dachshund" with Stretch, who's exceedingly good at the game. "Peekaboo,

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Detailed illustrations lend a humorous touch to this lift-the-flap search for a wily dachshund, led by a playful pair of twins while their parents are left with the brunt of the backyard chores.

It's time to do some yard work, but the twins would much rather play "Find the Dachshund" with Stretch, who's exceedingly good at the game. "Peekaboo, Stretch! I see your tail." Or not, as the case might be! Flip the flap and you'll see that it's really a length of hose poking under the gate. Could that be a paw underneath the tablecloth? A nose behind the shed door? A floppy ear in the wagon? Where, oh where could that clever dog be?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In this lift-the-flap book, twin sisters play peekaboo with their dog, Stretch, as their parents do yard work. The story, all written in dialogue, shows the girls searching for their dog. Each time one of the twins thinks she has found him, it turns out to be something else. She thinks she sees part of his tail sticking out from under the gate and says, "Peekaboo, Stretch! I see your tail." When the flap (the gate) is lifted the other twin is sitting behind the date and says, "No, that's the hose." Meanwhile, Stretch is hiding in the weeds. Preschoolers will enjoy lifting the flap and finding Stretch hiding in another place. A cute ending has the twins finding Stretch after he has dug holes in the yard and found his bone. Each page has clever, detailed, and vibrant illustrations, which are an excellent match for this fun book. 2006, Candlewick Press, Ages 2 to 5.
—Vicki Foote

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763615932
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
04/11/2006
Series:
Stretch
Edition description:
LIFTFLAP
Pages:
18
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

KAREN PANDELL is the author of the first book about this elusive dachshund, WHERE'S STRETCH?, as well as I LOVE YOU BABY, FROM HEAD TO TOE! and SAINT FRANCIS SINGS TO BROTHER SUN. She has also written several other books for children, including I LOVE YOU, SUN/I LOVE YOU, MOON, illustrated by Tomie dePaola.

JILL MCELMURRY is the illustrator of WHERE'S STRETCH? as well as OUR NEST by Reeve Lindbergh, THE KETTLES GET NEW CLOTHES by Dayle Ann Dodds, and I'M SMALL AND OTHER VERSES by Lilian Moore.

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