Thursday, September 5, 2013

PICTURE BOOK REVIEW: Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins


Comical and original, this vivacious picture book from the creator of Maisy features a lovable new character — and a novelty element that’s a hole lot of fun.

Today my daddy said to me,
"It’s time you learned to peck a tree."

Little woodpecker has just learned to peck. Yippee! He’s having so much fun that he peck-peck-pecks right through a door and has a go at everything on the other side, from the hat to the mat, the racket to the jacket, the teddy bear to a book called Jane Eyre. Children will be drawn to the young bird’s exuberance at learning a new skill — and ready to snuggle along at day’s end for a night of sweet dreams.


Anyone who works or lives with young children will appreciate the humor of this book. When young children first learn to do something they do it over and over and over again, which is exactly what happens in this book.  I think young children will find this book very enjoyable, especially pointing out the 'holes' that the young bird pecks in the pages. Finally, the young bird exhausts himself and heads home.  I had to laugh at this just because I can see an exhausted parent following a young child around hoping they will eventually tire of what they are doing. Lucy Cousins just seems to have a firm grip on how young children think and act making her books a great resource for parents.

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