Peepo!

Peepo!

Board Book - 1997
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There's a lot packed in to this little board book. A delightful rhyme takes baby through everything he can see in his world over the course of the day. 'Peep-hole' cutouts provide little windows onto evocative illustrations which capture his environment in detail - the park, the house and garden and his family.

'The BEST book ever published for babies'
Books for Your Children
Publisher: London, Eng. : Viking, 1997, c1981.
ISBN: 9780670871766
0670871761
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,15 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ahlberg, Allan

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missbeecrafty
Jul 05, 2015

If you are looking for a fun, readable book for babies that will be enjoyed for many years, then Peepo! by husband and wife team, Janet and Allan Ahlberg, is just the thing. The story, which is told in rhyme, follows a baby boy through an ordinary day, from waking up in his cot, in his mum and dad’s bedroom, through to bath-time, and bedtime. The lyrical rhyme makes it a perfect book for reading aloud, while the repeated phrases make it very appealing to babies and toddlers.
An entertaining feature of this book is the holes in alternate pages which give a sneak peek at the illustration on the coming page. In board book format, this feature is very robust, giving the book a longer life-span than many other interactive books. The illustrations, which are a vital part of the story, are beautifully executed by Janet Ahlberg, a Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator. The highly detailed pictures depict Allan Ahlberg’s childhood in the 1930’s and 40’s. Children and adults alike will enjoy the “eye-spy” nature of the illustrations, with recurring features such as the dress the mother wears which is first seen hanging in the wardrobe , and the baby’s ball and teddy which appear on several pages. The cover extravagantly proclaims that it is ‘the BEST book ever published for babies.’ Hyperbole though that may be, Peepo! truly is a delightful book for littlest bookworms.

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mmcbeth29
Feb 15, 2015

"Here's a little baby. One, two, three. Stands in his crib. What does he see?"
Through the peek-a-boo window you get a glimpse of the next page. There is a lot to see on the pages which is excellent for teaching toddlers new vocabulary words. The illustrations are very colorful and very busy. You could spend hours looking at the pages and pointing new things out. I love how Dad does his part to help around the house including washing baby. There is a lot of love portrayed in this story amongst the family.

The only difficulties in this story, is some of the words are British. But you can simply substitute the word you would use such as towel instead of flannel. Also, the pictures are from a time long past. But I think it is a still a wonderful way to learn about new things. This book may be too difficult to hold the interest of children under 3 or 4, but it would depend on the child.

sit_walk Jun 15, 2011

It's an absolute classic! Kids will love peeping through the pages and tracking the baby through his day. A lovely book.

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