P.D. Peebles' Summer or Winter Book

Mairi Hedderwick, Author Little Brown and Company $0 (18p) ISBN 978-0-316-35406-6
Summer or winter, P. D. Peebles is a very busy boy, playing hide-and-seek, learning to use the potty and resisting getting dressed (the difference in winter is that there are more clothes to resist). The weather and other variations are shown in clever illustrations, arranged so that each spread depicts an activity during one season; by lifting a folded flap, readers can uncover a contrasting view of the other season. The Peebles family lives in a big house by the sea, filled with pets and friendly clutter. Watercolors brimming with ink and pencil details convey the feeling of warm approval and benevolence that the other Peebles feel for the youngest member of the family. The creator of the Katie Morag books lavishes the same loving attention on this new character; the gentle exploration of everyday life through the eyes of the winsome P. D. Peebles is perfectly suited to preschoolers. Ages 1-6. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1989
Release date: 01/01/1989
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