Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Peek-A-Boo Who?

Peek-A-Boo Who?

Simms Taback
Novelty Book
For ages 1 to 3
Blue Apple Books, 2006   ISBN: 193470671X

Little children love puzzles and mysteries. What is behind the closet door, who is making that funny noise, and what is Mama doing? Life is full of questions that need to be answered, and perhaps explored as well.

In this delightful novelty title, Simms Taback offers little children some interesting puzzles. On each double page spread we are presented with the question “peek-a-boo who?” A cut-out on the page shows the shape of an animal, and we can see a patch of color peeking through the cut-out space. What can the animal be? Can we figure out what it is using the clues we are given? Once a guess has been made, the child can lift the flap to see if he or she was correct.

With brightly colored illustrations, flaps to lift, a minimal text, and a clever presentation, this little book is sure to be firm favorite with little readers.

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