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PEEK-A-LOVE by Salina Yoon


by Salina Yoon, illustrated by Salina Yoon

Pub Date: Dec. 21st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4424-0655-1
Publisher: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster

"Bee! / Butterfly loves...sunshine!" Very bright, simple graphics place stylized, friendly and instantly recognizable critters on contrasting backgrounds opposite a die-cut heart in equally bright compositions. Pull down the flap, and the heart-shaped frame lifts to reveal the objects of their affections. Bear predictably loves honey; Fish, oddly enough, loves bubbles, not water. But the big payoff is the last declaration: “Mama loves… / … you!” Readers pull down the heart-shaped frame to reveal a baby whose face is covered with a bib; pull that flap down, and readers see a grinning baby and the word "you." What with the peek-a-boo design and the bright, high-contrast colors of the clean, simple shapes, this one's a keeper. The flaps are sturdy enough to last through some (though not infinite) rereadings. (Board book. 3 mos.-18 mos.)