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Peek-A-Zoo!
     

Peek-A-Zoo!

by Nina Laden
 
Read the clue . . . guess the animal . . . giggle wildly . . . and repeat! At long last, board book virtuoso Nina Laden has created a companion to her beloved classic Peek-a Who? (one of Scholastic magazine's 100 Greatest Books for Kids with more than 800,000 copies sold). Colorful pictures and a lively, rhyming text help children predict what

Overview

Read the clue . . . guess the animal . . . giggle wildly . . . and repeat! At long last, board book virtuoso Nina Laden has created a companion to her beloved classic Peek-a Who? (one of Scholastic magazine's 100 Greatest Books for Kids with more than 800,000 copies sold). Colorful pictures and a lively, rhyming text help children predict what animal is peeking through die-cut windows. The anticipation of what's hiding on the next page and the bright, engaging illustrations will keep youngsters laughing and learning all the way to the surprise ending.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
02/24/2014
Laden reprises the format of 2000’s Peek-a-Who in this equally enjoyable follow-up—and, really, is there a more aurally pleasing and fun-to-say vowel sound than the long “oo”? Blobby die-cuts give readers a glimpse of the animal to be revealed on the following page: “Peek a... Cockatoo!” writes Laden as her chunky, printlike paintings show the bird’s lurid yellow crest amid a cloud of airborne feathers; “Peek a... Bamboo!” highlights a panda chomping down on its favorite treat. As in the previous title, an inset mirror closes out the book, leaving readers with a crowd-pleasing “Peek a... you, too!” Up to age 4. (Mar.)
From the Publisher
"Reprises the format of 2000's Peek-a-Who in this equally enjoyable follow-up."-Publishers Weekly
Kirkus Reviews
2014-03-31
The follow-up to the long-lived and much-loved Peek-a-Who? (2000) is finally here.As with the first book, a game of peekaboo plays out through die-cut holes that allow readers a glimpse through one right-hand page to the next. Only a patterned coat, a feathered head or pair of eyes is visible through the hole. The words "Peek-a" and the partial image are an invitation to guess, and the page turn reveals the entire creature. The animals are typical zoo animals, and either their names or some attribute rhymes with the "Boo" (a kangaroo mommy/joey dyad, a cockatoo, a tiger that "mews" and a panda that chews on "bamboo"). On one of the final pages, part of a Mylar mirror is visible through the hole with a sign reading "Please feed the animal!" hanging below, clipped to what looks like bars on a cage. When the page is turned, a nearly full Mylar panel is revealed with the complete phrase "Peek-a / you, too!" now visible. Laden's boldly colored gouache art, which has the look of prints, uses the signature style found in the original.While the first book executed this gimmick more successfully (there are only so many words that rhyme with "Boo"), this companion title is a welcome pairing. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452111759
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
177,213
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 4 Years

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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 many books published by Chronicle Books, including: Peek-a Who?; Who Loves You, Baby?; and The Night I Followed the Dog. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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