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The Resource Peek-a boo!, by Nina Laden

Peek-a boo!, by Nina Laden

Label
Peek-a boo!
Title
Peek-a boo!
Statement of responsibility
by Nina Laden
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Colorful pictures and rhyming text help children guess what they will see through die-cut windows
Review
Laden puts a Halloween spin on her successful wordplay board books, Peek-a-Who? (2000) and Peek-a-Zoo! (2014). Following the same pattern as in the previous titles, a die-cut opening reveals part of a picture and a few visual clues so that toddlers can guess what the page turn might uncover. As with Peek-a-Zoo!, there are only so many words that rhyme with "boo." Some of the choices this time around are quite a stretch, especially for the board-book set. "Brew," "flew," and "crew" are not exactly standard toddler language, so adult readers will need to be ready to help tots negotiate it. The picture of a pumpkin labelled "peek-a-goo" makes sense only for children older than this book's audience, who know what will happen to the jack-o'-lantern when the festivities are over. Illustrations in Laden's signature gouache style with all the expected Halloween icons—fall leaves, skeletons, spiders, mice—provide a mild "eww" factor. The final page turn is no surprise—a Mylar mirror set where a ghost's face might be. The concluding question—"Who are you?"—alludes to the tradition of costumes and trick-or-treat and could be helpful in familiarizing the youngest readers with it. A good-enough choice for parents and teachers to use to get the youngest goblins excited about many adults' favorite holiday while introducing sophisticated, though still one-syllable, vocabulary. (Board book. 1-3)(Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2015)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10438462
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laden, Nina
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -2
  • -2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Board books
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Halloween
  • Board books
  • Halloween
  • Stories in rhyme
Target audience
preschool
Label
Peek-a boo!, by Nina Laden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
On board pages with die-cut holes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
13 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781452133966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)931324785
Label
Peek-a boo!, by Nina Laden
Publication
Copyright
Note
On board pages with die-cut holes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
13 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781452133966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)931324785

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