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PEEKABOO BABY by Sebastien Braun


by Sebastien Braun & illustrated by Sebastien Braun

Age Range: 0 - 2

Pub Date: Feb. 14th, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7636-5933-2
Publisher: Candlewick

A beloved baby pastime receives a satisfying treatment.

Several babes conceal parts of their faces and bodies with comforting objects in this gentle game of peek-a-boo. Larger than their actual size, materials introduced (bib, book) display an understanding of a young child's daily life. Items only partially conceal each baby from view, allowing for easy give-and-take; fairly sturdy flaps give young participants a chance to play. The physical article depicted is playfully named in each quiet, repetitive question. “Who's hiding behind the blocks? / Peek-a-boo!” The final scene depicts a youngster sprawled out in slumber underneath a cuddly blanket: “Who's hiding under the blanket? / It's baby!” Cheerful, faux–hand-lettered type and pastel-hued backdrops, particularly soothing in creamy tan and daffodil-yellow, reinforce the calming experience. The tots are depicted in varying colors, with gentle expressions (minute dots for eyes, thin half-smiles) that suit the soft digital illustrations.

Babies will enjoy this playful peek. (Board book. 3 mos.-2)