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Peck, Peck, Peck

Peck, Peck, Peck

Fall 2013 Picture Books
Ages: 2 - 5 yrs.
Author: Lucy Cousins
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763666217
Hardcover Price: $15.99

Gentle humor, vivid colors, simple shapes and strategically placed cut-out circles will captivate little eyes, ears and fingers in Lucy Cousins' interactive new picture book that begins with a papa woodpecker teaching his offspring how to peck holes in trees. Woodpecker junior is so delighted with his new skill that he flies off to try it on everything in sight: gates and doors, jackets and tennis rackets, "an armchair, a teddy bear, and a book called Jane Eyre," jelly beans and washing machines and much, much more. Cousins relates the little woodpecker's happy adventures in playful verses—as the pages become increasingly dotted with Swiss cheese-like holes—and sees him home to his snug nest and a tender goodnight from his proud papa.

Lynne Heffley   ©2013 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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