Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Peek-a-boo zoo

Peek-a-boo zoo

Joyce Wan
Novelty Board Book
For ages 1 to 3
Scholastic, 2015   ISBN: 978-0545750424

Playing peek-a-boo is something that children all over the world do. Long after their grownups have tired of the simple game, children still want to cover their eyes and say the simple words that bring forth smiles and laughter.

   In this board book children get to meet seven kinds of animals commonly found in zoos. The animals are all ready and waiting to play peek-a-boo with them. When we first see each of the animals their faces are covered with their paws and we cannot really be sure what they are. Four lines of rhyming text accompany each picture, and we are given clues about the identity of the animal we are looking at. Once we have guessed what the animal is we can fold down its paws to find out if we were right.

   Children are going to have a lot of fun playing this “Guess who?” version of peek-a-boo.