Item description for Peek-a-Boo Board Book by Allan Ahlberg & Janet Ahlberg...
Overview Brief rhyming clues invite the reader to look through holes in the pages for a baby's view of the world from breakfast to bedtime. On board pages.
Publishers Description Look on with baby as he peeks at his family through actual die-cut holes in the pages of the board book edition of this all-time favorite. The pages unfold busy scenes from breakfast to bedtime, inviting young children to play along with the classic peek-a-boo game. Full color. & up.
Citations And Professional Reviews Peek-a-Boo Board Book by Allan Ahlberg & Janet Ahlberg has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1990
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1997 page 11
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Studio: Viking Juvenile
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.86" Width: 6.62" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date Sep 1, 1997
Publisher Viking Juvenile
ISBN 0670871923 ISBN13 9780670871926 UPC 051488006992
Availability 0 units.
More About Allan Ahlberg & Janet Ahlberg
Allan Ahlberg is one of he most acclaimed and successful authors of children's books. He is the author of THE SNAIL HOUSE, illustrated by Gillian Tyler; THE CAT WHO GOT CARRIED AWAY and THE CHILDREN WHO SMELLED A RAT, both illustrated by Katharine McEwen; HALF A PIG, illustrated by his daughter, Jessica Ahlberg; and THE SHOPPING EXPEDITION, illustrated by Andre Amstutz. Allan Ahlberg lives in Bath, England. Bruce Ingman is the award-winning children's book illlustrator of BOING!, written by Sean Taylor, and the author-illustrator of BAD NEWS! I'M IN CHARGE! Bruce Ingman lives in London.
Reviews - What do customers think about Peek-a-Boo Board Book?
Sweet board book Jan 7, 2008
My daughters (3.5 and 1) love this book. Its lyrical words are fun to read, and the "peek-a-boo" cutout on each page makes it a real favorite.
We adore this book! Jan 4, 2008
We got this book at the library, but had to buy it! It's my new favorite gift book too. I adore the illustrations-interesting, realistic and beautiful, and the story has great rhythm. My one-year old son loves this book (picks it out of the book basket and brings it to me, then signs "again" when we're done). And, my 2.5-year old daughter also loves it. I love that it shows gramma and dad helping with chores and kids too, and even shows mom catching a quick weekend nap in the easy chair while dad pours the tea.
Not a hit in our house... until our daughter neared 2 Jul 5, 2007
I was hunting down peek-a-board books for my daughter after my mother got us Puppy Peek-a-Boo (illustrated by Lisa McCue), which everyone in the house (me and my husband included) loves. This book came highly recommended by other readers, so I purchased it. What a disappointment at first! The illustrations were too complex and too tiny for young children (my daughter is under 2) to appreciate, and the language did not keep her attention.
As my daughter has gotten older, she has grown to appreciate this book much more. Initially, it seemed the colors were not bright enough, she wasn't interested in the story, etc. However... now that she is nearly 2, she seems to enjoy it much more and is even requesting it more often.
I had recommended before that parents buy this for older children. I think waiting until 2 is wise. Earlier than that and it just doesn't seem to hold the child's interest due to its colors, language, and content. Once language really begins to kick in and the child is more willing to look closely at the pictures and try to recognize or name things... it becomes a pleaser.
Important note: I cannot change my initial rating of 2 stars... now that my daughter is older, I would give it 4.
Much to look at and a captivating rhythm--our son's favorite book! May 24, 2006
We've been reading this book to our baby since he was two months old, and he's been enchanted with it since then. He turns the pages and stares at the detailed drawings filled with interesting people and things. We like the rhythm of the text, and it's easy to make up new verses about baby lying under the tree in the backyard or on the changing table. Very well done!
This lovely book is so much more than expected! Jan 23, 2006
We picked up a flimsy paperback copy of this book when our eldest was 1 year old, and she loved it literally to pieces. After many tape repairs, we all still enjoyed the charming old-fashioned drawings of everyday life in wartime England, through the eyes of a baby. When we found the board book for our second child, we were very pleased.
I love the very detailed but naturally colored illustrations: so many baby books are full of loud and unnatural colors. And the rhyming text feels good to read out loud. Even after many repetitions, the verse is still fun to say and has a certain richness which keeps it interesting for parents. How many board books use phrases like "Grandma pegging washing on the clothesline to be dried," or "He sees his mother dozing in the easy chair"?
This is a book I will miss when my littlest outgrows it.