About this deal
The book starts off by showing a picture of a toddler in her crib and has rhyming lines to set the tone of the book and create a jolly mood for the reader. Things that perhaps the older children and adults are not noticing as they are so busy doing different things.
The Ahlbergs' books are nursery bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal. Images Donate icon An illustration of a heart shape Donate Ellipses icon An illustration of text ellipses.By contrast, Judith Sharman, in Books for Keeps, was pleased to have "such a good book in a more durable format". The book is from the perspective of a little baby boy and will appeal to babies due to the asthetics of the book, with the cut out hole to the next page - perfect for chubby little hands to hold, through to older children and adults, as when you turn the page the fantastic illustrations depict WW2 scenes of family life. Children can play games with adults or themselves by trying to find different objects in the pictures (as most of the scenes are quite cluttered), which means the detail is brilliant.
Absolutely love the details, which are so true to life (the baby watches the tassels on his Grandma's shawl waving in the breeze). Peek-A-Boo was chosen as one of ALA's Books to Grow On in 2003, indicating that the ALA agreed that the book’s appeal spans a wide age group. This book contains a hole in the middle of the page so the audience can only see a small part of what the boy is seeing until we turn the page.Just around the age where he is able to sit up himself and is beginning to notice different and fascinating things around him.