Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Peek-A-Boo Zoo

Peek-A-Boo Zoo

Dian Curtis Regan
Illustrator:  Amanda Gulliver 
Novelty Book
For ages 3 to 5
Silvercastle Books, 2007   ISBN: 978-1554543441

Let’s go to the zoo to see what kinds of animals we can find. There is something hiding behind that rock over there. Why, it is a billy goat! And look, over there I can see four pairs of feet peeking out from under some leaves. What kind of animal could be on the other end of those feet? “Spread those feathers” we are told. Hmmmm. I know that is a clue of some sort. Let’s lift those leaves and take a look to see what those mystery animals are. Peacocks!

In this colorful and creative lift-the-flap book children will have a wonderful time figuring out what the fourteen different mystery zoo animals are. The rhyming text gives young readers clues which they can use to help them puzzle out what kind of animal is hiding under each of the flaps. Multimedia artwork with vivid and colorful backgrounds shows a variety of familiar and beloved zoo animals, and lastly a double page spread at the end of the zoo tour provides the reader with a delightful peek-a-boo surprise.