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PEEK-A-BOO, I LOVE YOU! by Sandra Magsamen


by Sandra Magsamen & illustrated by Sandra Magsamen

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-316-00389-6
Publisher: Little, Brown

A dog with a heart-shaped patch over one eye peeks from behind a squishy fabric heart on the cover of this lift-the-flap board book. “Who’s that hiding under there?” Lift the chair-shaped flap on the facing page to reveal, “Peek-a-boo! / a brown bear in a chair.” Flaps lift to reveal in turn a dog, cat, cow and a mirror. Peek-a-boos are right up the developmental alley for the board-book audience, but these flaps are made of a regrettably flimsy stock, which clumsy toddler fingers will have difficulty lifting. For as long as they’re willing to let their grown-ups drive, this will please them well enough. The publisher gives a 3-6 age range; while preschoolers’ small-motor skills can handle the flaps, there’s not enough substance to sustain their interest. (6 mos.-2)