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PEEK-A ZOO!
Written and Illustrated by Nina Laden
ISBN-10 1452111758
ISBN-13 978-1452111759
Ages: Preschool and up
Board book: 22 pages
Published by Chronicle Books March 4, 2014



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.
"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!"

"Reprises the format of 2000's Peek-a-Who in this equally enjoyable follow-up."
-Publishers Weekly






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