on 10 October 2014
This book is such a joy. I shouldn't admit it but I think I like it even more than my daughter does! There's three things I look for in a children's book - something fun and catchy to read aloud, something interactive for the child to do while you read, and something that won't take ages. This book ticks all three boxes perfectly. The rhymes are fun and cute and a joy to read aloud, the holes in the book allow your child to pretend to peck with his or her finger, and it only takes a couple of minutes to read. It's a brilliant, joyous book and thoroughly recommended.
on 8 October 2014
A marvellous rhyming story with deceptively simple illustrations. I read it to my grand-daughter tonight.... Then again...and one last time. Nice that is the little boy and Daddy woodpecker in this story. So often it is just mummy!
As he becomes better and better at pecking, there are more and more holes to stick little fingers through, and lots of vocabulary building as the child recognises the pecked objects. A lovely happy ending as the tired little woodpecker settles down in his nest, and Daddy kiss-kiss-kisses him to sleep. I suspect that this is one we will soon know by heart.
on 28 August 2014
We love this book so much we had to buy our own copy, after borrowing from the library for the 5th time running. It is just hilarious, and always has us in stitches. The holes through the pages reinforce the pecking theme and make it even more funny to small children. It is also nice to have a Dad featured in a story book too.