cover image Peek-a Choo-Choo!

Peek-a Choo-Choo!

Nina Laden. Chronicle, $6.99 (22p) ISBN 978-1-4521-5473-2

In her fourth peekaboo board book, Laden returns with a new set of rhymes for readers to complete. Peanut-shaped die-cut holes provide glimpses of the pages to come, hinting at the finished phrases. The bow of a boat peeks out from behind a cluster of cattails for “Peek a canoe!” (turning the page reveals that a small dog is doing the rowing), and a footprint pattern clues readers in to the red “Peek a shoe!” that appears in a later spread. Energetic artwork, playfully unexpected rhymes, and an inset mirror for a “Peek a I see you!” finale add up to another satisfyingly interactive readaloud. Up to age 2. (Aug.)