A Peek-through Picture Book

Book - 2016
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Watch the tree change as each page is turned! The perfect picture book for curious young minds.

New York Public Library's 100 Best Books for Kids 2016!

Through a hole in the book's cover, an owl invites you inside to meet a majestic tree and all its forest inhabitants during the changing seasons. With clever peekaboo holes throughout, each page reveals a new set of animals playing and living in the tree--baby bears frolicking in the spring, bees buzzing around apples in the summer, squirrels storing nuts in the fall, and finally the lone owl keeping warm during the winter chill--until another year begins. . . .

Children will love seeing a new set of animals appear and then disappear as each page is turned, and along the way they'll learn about the seasons and how a forest and its inhabitants change throughout the year.

And look for its companion books, Bee , Moon , and The Twelve Days of Christmas , in the same Peek-Through Picture Book series!

"Ideal for sharing up close, where little ones can get a good look at the pictures, this gentle, easy-to-memorize story of the seasons is a great fit for bedtime."-- Booklist

"Adult readers will relish guiding their little ones into lessons about the seasons, colors, wildlife, and more. This unassuming story is an intergenerational delight." ─ Kirkus Reviews

"A playful yet focused look at constancy and change within a specific natural setting."-- Publishers Weekly
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2016, c2015
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781101932421
Branch Call Number: E TEC
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm


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cmlibrary_rkimray Apr 22, 2016

A lovely read-aloud to explore seasons. With "peek-through" pages, we're able to see owl sitting very still, even as the tree changes and other critters come and go. Readers will enjoy watching the changes from page to page and the lilting, rhyming text. Great for Earth Day or Arbor Day storytimes!

Apr 06, 2016

Books with peek-through bits aren't usually my favorite, because I think they sometimes rely on the gimmick in order to skate by with lackluster art and text, but that's not the case here at all. The rhyming text is a sweet, soothing look at the changing seasons as seen in a single tree, and the artwork is so beautiful that I kind of want to frame it. Lovely.

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cmlibrary_rkimray Apr 22, 2016

cmlibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 5


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