Written and Illustrated by Elsa Mroziewicz
Michael Neugebauer Publishing 9/1/2019
24 pages Ages baby—3
Genre: Board Book
Themes: Animals, Animal Sounds
Synopsis: This follow-up to the acclaimed Peek-a-Who is full of hidden animals, each making different sounds. Can you figure out who each one is? Lift the unique shaped flaps to see who peeks out! (from back cover)
Who says “TRUUUMPETS” (Open the flaps and see a fancy, blue elephant.)
Why I like this book:
“Who says GROWWWL?”
Open those two flaps and what do you see? A tiger, that’s who!
“Who says WHOOO? WHOOO?”
Open those two flaps and what do you see? An owl, that’s who!
Nine more animals wait behind two flaps for little fingers to open them up revealing the noisy animal. It could be a tiger, or a monkey, a bumblebee or a mosquito. Most of these types of books use wild animals. This is the first I have seen with a mosquito and a lion in the same book. Peek-a-Who Two will keep children on their toes as their mind checks through their own list of wild and every day animals.
I love these types of board books. For one, it is a load of fun to sound like whatever animal might be behind the flaps. Right or wrong, your child will laugh at your impersonation attempts. (They laugh at mine.) Young children like the flaps, which do more than give them extra pages to turn. These flaps help them with their dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
Eleven animals grace the pages of Peek-a-Who Two. The book spine has a convenient crease to keep the pages fully open regardless of where you are in the book. The final flaps open up to a very tired brown bear, sleeping (in his cave). This can be a nice signal for your child’s own bedtime or nap.
However you use Peek-a-Who Two, your child will enjoy being a part of the reading experience. repeating those sounds in their own little voice, and then turning the flaps for the big reveal.
But . . . young children not accustom to animals with artistic coloring. may be confused with these colorful creatures. The illustrations are gorgeous, reminding me of India.
My favorite animal says, “GROWWWL” or it says, “WHOOP WHOOP.” I couldn’t choose between two so they are both my favorite. What is your favorite animal? (my favorite animals are the tiger and the monkey)
Peek-a-Who Two? Copyright © 2019 by Elsa Mroziewicz. Illustrations copyright © 2019 by Elsa Mroziewicz. Published by Michael Neugebauer Publishing/Mine Edition, Hong Kong.
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