Newest Review: ... years. Peepo Baby! is written by Georgie Birkett. It a brightly coloured yellow cardboard board book, which has 11 pages. The illustratio... more
Peepo Baby - a great gift from Bookstart
Member Name: karlsm93
Advantages: Short, bright with nice rhyme
Not long ago my daughter got her first Bookstart gift which included a couple of books suitable for reading with babies. My daughter always gets read a couple of short books at bedtime, but I also keep a couple of small hardback short books handy for nap time, when I read to her as part of her winddown naptime routine. One of the books included in the pack was this one 'Peepo Baby' by Georgie Pinkett. Although I got this book for free through the Bookstart scheme, you can pick one up for just under £4 on the likes of amazon.
Peepo Baby is a hardback book that is small enough for baby to get a hold of themselves, and with a short enough story to hold the attention of even a young baby. My daughter is almost seven months old now, and reaches out to hold everything, and she loves holding this book and chewing the corners.
On the front of the bright yellow book is a picture of some young children playing with some toys. This is promoted as having 'big flaps for little babies to turn' and that is certainly the case. My daughter will always reach out and attempt to pull the various flaps, which are very easy for a baby to get a hold of and turn. They are various objects that baby can look behind such as a flower pot, boat and car. The book finishes with baby being tucked up tight, thus making it a perfect book for bedtime. However, as well as using it for bedtime, this is a popular book for naptime with my daughter, as it bright and colourful enough to keep her attention, but at the same time short enough to hold her attention as she starts to get sleepy, before I put her down for a nap.
All in all, I think this is a perfect gift from Bookstart, and a wonderful book to capture baby's attention. Even though I only got this book a short time ago my daughter loves it. She loves trying to turn the flaps, so it is very interactive so it should be a popular read for a good time.
Summary: A lovely (free!) book for baby!