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Peek-a- Board Books

Peek-a-Board Books


I received these two books as a gift and my son is enjoying them so much I wanted to share. These will hopefully be the first of many many books in our children’s library and if you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Peek-a-WHO? and Peek-a-ZOO are brightly coloured books written and illustrated by Nina Landen.

Familiar toddler phrases are combined with interactive rhyming phrases to provide visual clues to the surprises in this BOARD BOOK.

They are board books so have thick cardboard (chewable and wipe clean!) and extremely bright and attractive designs. Each page starts “Peek-a …” and on the opposite page is a clue through a cut out window. Turn the page for the matching answer, which rhymes, of course!

It’s a very simple concept but well written and beautifully illustrated. These are the first books my son has “read” (aka listened to), and they’ve really captured his attention. It’s an excellent combination of visual stimulation and aural stimulation that means babies can enjoy these books even if they’re no where near being able to read the words themselves yet.

Whilst the age range is listed as 1-3 years, William at 5 months really enjoys sitting with me and staring at the pictures as I read it out. He’s started giggling with the reveals which is just so much fun. On the downside they are only 11 pages, and for a fiver each it only takes 5-10 minutes max to read them. The cost does add up if you buy the whole series and there are a lot of educational toys and books you can buy for this sort of money. Whether it works out as good value is up to you. Mine were gifts, but since I know William likes them so much I am definitely planning to pick up the other two as Christmas gifts.

You can buy Peek-a-WHO and Peek-a-ZOO on Amazon. There are also other books in this series which I’ve popped on my wishlist – Peek-a-CHOO-CHOO and Peek-a-MOO!

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  • Reply Lucy September 16, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Cute looking books and I agree it’s never too early to get started.

  • Reply Gabby October 3, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Never too young to get them starting reading! 😀

  • Reply Lion's Mum November 29, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Lovely books. This look really ideal for a first time gift so I might pop them on the baby wishlist as I’m due in 3 months.

    • Reply Christy - WelshMum November 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Congratulations! I think they’re ideal – ours were a gift for the birth from a family member and they’ve been very much appreciated and are some of his favourites.

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