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Peepo! is the much-loved picture book classic by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Peepo! is a modern classic that continues to delight generations of babies and toddlers and their parents. Look through the holes to spot details from the wonderful illustrations. Peepo! A perfect gift for new babies and parents, no home should be without a copy! Here's a little baby One, two three Standing in his cot What does he see? Peepo! has become a classic for babies and toddlers. It follows a baby through the day in a style full of wit, charm and ingenuity. A series of holes peeping through to the next page leads the child on to the next stage in the day, giving a hint of what is to come. Praise for Peepo! 'The best book ever published for babies' - Books for Your Children 'Surely no one - baby, child or adult - could fail to enjoy Peepo!' - Sunday Telegraph 'A book to last a lifetime . . . this is a perfect book for sharing' - Nursery World Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books. The Baby's Catalogue was inspired by their daughter, Jessica. The Ahlbergs' books are nursery bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal. Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg: Burglar Bill; Cops and Robbers; The Baby's Catalogue; The One and Only Two Heads; Son of a Gun; The Little Worm Book; Two Wheels Two Heads; Funny Bones; A Pair of Sinners; Happy Families; Peepo!; The Ha Ha Bonk Book; Help Your Child to Read; Ten in a Bed; Please mrs Butler; Daisy Chains; Yum Yum; Playmates; Foldaways; Woof; The Cinderella Show; The Jolly Postman; The Jolly Christmas Postman; The Jolly Pocket Postman; The Clothes Horse and Other Stories; The Mighty Slide; Starting School; Heard it in the Playground; The Bear Nobody Wanted; It was a Dark and Stormy Night; The Giant Baby; Baby Sleeps; Blue Buggy; Doll and Teddy; See the Rabbit; Please Mrs Butler; The Better Brown Stories; The Boyhood of Burglar Bill
Publisher: London : Puffin, 2011.
ISBN: 9780141337418
Characteristics: 1 v. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,23 x 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ahlberg, Allan


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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.

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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