cover image Pop-up Peekaboo Pumpkin

Pop-up Peekaboo Pumpkin

Clare Lloyd, illus. by Victoria Harvey. DK, $9.99 (12p) ISBN 978-1-4654-5276-4

Children can help Little Black Cat find her friends by opening full-page flaps that trigger modest pop-ups in five scenes. Digitally collaged illustrations feature photos of gourds, brooms, and other seasonally appropriate items; Little Black Cat and her friends are all stuffed toys, which, along with the lavender night sky that serves as backdrop, creates a cozy atmosphere to match the Lloyd’s rhymes (“Hootie Owl finds a house/ and hears an eerie sound./ Who’s hiding here, behind the door,/ waiting to be found?”). The hide-and-seek aspect of each scene adds just the right note of light mischief for children who are celebrating their first Halloweens. Up to age 3. (Aug.)