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
Member Name: Whizz11
Advantages: Cute fun story
When your child reaches the grand old age of about 9 months they are given an assessment at their local health clinic to see how they are progressing and its at this meeting that they are also given a bag of free books from The Bookstart scheme. This scheme offers the gift of free books to all children at two key ages before they start school, to inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life. Its always been a bonus for us as we have hundreds of books at home but for children who don't always have access to book this is a great way of reaching them and educating them.
This is how we came to have this book entitled Peepo Baby in our collection. Its a small A5 board book, perfect for very little ones as its hard wearing and small enough for them to hold in their hands and turn the pages, or chew the corners like my little boy has done. On the back it says this book is, "A gift to you from Bookstart and Red House. Babies will love turning the chunky flaps in this irresistible little book, and playing Peepo with these delightful babies."
Peek-a-boo is a little game we play often and so to read about it too is good fun for us. There are only five little phrases in this book but on each page we see a little baby trying to find a character that is hiding. For example on the first page a little baby asks, "Who's behind my big blue car?" We are then able to pull back a flap and see that, "Peepo Teddy! There you are.
THe flaps in this book are great and I think are a nice inclusion as you don't always get that much detail in a small book for very young babies. The little boys and girls are great too because it allows your little one to associate with someone who looks like them. Along the way we meet a puppy, a cat and a duck, all classic little things and words kids learn first so to see them used in a book for babies is great. We read this book all the time as its so short but very effective. You can really liven it up and make it a fun story. The book is bright and colourful and a great first read.
Summary: Peepo Baby from The Bookstart foundation