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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martha_w 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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Sep 04, 2018

emily1345 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 5


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