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Peepo! [Board book]

Janet Ahlberg , Allan Ahlberg
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)

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29 May 1997
PEEPO! has become a classic for babies and toddlers. It follows a baby through the day in a style full of wit, charm and ingenuity. A series of holes peeping through to the next page leads the child on to the next stage in the day, giving a hint of what is to come. An original book that has long delighted young children - and their parents!

Product details

  • Board book: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New Ed edition (29 May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670871761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670871766
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.3 x 17 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The repetitive rhymes and action-packed illustrations in the delightful Peepo! have made this stunning book a favourite for small children and their parents for many years.

This glossy, indestructible board book edition captures the essence of the original and takes even the smallest of children on a peek-a-boo journey through a day in the life of a baby and is ideal for teaching tiny children the joys of handling and sharing books. (Ages 9 months to 2 years) --Susan Harrison

About the Author

Janet and Allan Ahlberg were one of Britain's most successful artist/author teams. From 1975 until shortly before Janet's death in 1994, they created many acclaimed picture books. Allan taught for some years before becoming a full-time writer and Janet studied Graphic Design and became an illustrator. EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY CHRISTMAS POSTMAN were both Greenaway Medal winners. PEEPO! won the Best Books For Babies Award in 1985. Allan Ahlberg lives in Leicestershire.

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
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Here is reality - a household with toys strewn all over the floor, cupboard doors bulging open, a little baby throwing his food around. Here is a family existing on limited means, but making the most of what they have.

Open each new page and follow the day through the eyes of a little baby/young toddler, from the moment he wakes to last thing at night, asking "What does he see?" All the while the little baby is having a wonderful time. Does he mind that his house is in a mess? Does he care that his parents haven't got the latest designer trappings? No! He just seems to be concerned about what his family are up to and the whereabouts of his teddy and his ball!

The historic backdrop of WWII makes this book an interesting read for the older child - and what a great way for grandparents and greatgrandparents who were young themselves during this period of history to share their memories with their grandchildren today. Look at the pages carefully, and you will spot gas masks, men in RAF and army uniforms, a Winston Churchill photo pasted to the parlour wall, a bomb damaged house, a barrage balloon and aeroplanes high in the skies above baby who blissfully unaware sits on a rug chewing his teddy's arm. Most heart wrenching of all, baby's daddy bathing him and then kissing him goodnight, dad dressed in his army uniform ready to leave and to face goodness only knows what. Most children will no doubt miss many of these subtleties (I showed a girlfriend of mine who had been brought up with this book in the home and had never noticed the WWII background!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An enduring and faithful friend 14 Feb 2000
By A Customer
Format:Board book
This book rapidly became my son's favourite at twelve months and remains so eighteen months later. In fact we are on our second copy as the first became too dog-eared with use and too mucky as my son insists on kissing the baby in the story goodnight! The coherent storybook is beautifully illustrated with the added bonus of activity and fun with "peepo". The Ahlbergs have an exceptional talent for finding the right level to pitch a story whilst still providing lots of interest for the child with the text and lots of scope for development through the complexity of the pictures. My only problem has been explaining some of the dated (its set in the 1940s) terms such as "hairnet" and "bucket full of coal"! If your child likes this format you should also try "Each Peach Pear Plum" from the same author and illustrator.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! 16 Feb 2006
Format:Board book
Children of all ages will love this book(Both mine did from babies). It is definitely preschool but with its fabulous illustrations and rhyming text this is a really incredible book for children. They gain so much from it, it is incredible to watch. They will interact with you, they learn to read and my four year old has actually started asking when it was set and asking about "the olden days".
If this is not already in your children's collection then buy it(you might need a spare as they really will read it to death!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peepo - more than it seems 30 Aug 2005
By A Customer
Format:Board book
On one level, Peepo is a simple "day in the life of a toddler" book which uses sweet picures and repetitive text to engage and involve a small child. My little boys loved to join in with the cry of "Peepo" as a loving extended family play with and involve the baby with their lives, in the home, the garden and the park. However, the carefully detailed illustrations show that Peepo is set during the Second World War. The daddy is home from leave from the army, and soon he will have to go back. Mum and gran are having to work hard and manage on very little. But they are all making sure that baby is protected from all this and is happy and loved, as all families try to in times of war and hardship. I found this book quite moving and it made me think, about my own familiy during the War, and about all the families in the world who are going through the same thing. Quite an achievement for a board book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book 8 Feb 2004
Format:Board book
This is one of the first books I bought for my children. The illustrations have great detail and humour. The rhyming text is good for reading out loud and talks about things that are happening in the illustration, encouraging the child to look all the more. This is a great book for babies and toddlers and older.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PEEPO 4 Feb 2004
Format:Board book
What a fantastic book for both children and parents.
Beautifully illustrated - so much to see in each picture.
I first bought it for my daughter when she was a baby and now she's nearly 3 years old, she thinks it's about her new baby brother. She still shouts out PEEPO! at every page.
A joy of a book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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A simply delightful book. My 17 month old son has been enjoying it for many months now, as has my husband - so much so, that when my husband is reading the bedtime story, it will always include Peepo. My son now chimes in with 'Peepo' at the right time. Delightful, traditional illustrations with lots of detail, sing-song rhyming verse, and a lovely old-fashioned story about the day in the life a toddler. Well worth buying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Bought this for my granddaughter as I use to read it to my children. Love the story & illustrations.
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Published 1 month ago by TraceyT
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice story
Nice story but the pics are a bit dull
Published 2 months ago by Becksta
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic !
Peepo is one of the best childrens books there is. Peepo is a beautifully drawn book about a baby and what the baby sees. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever!
An absolute gem of a book for anyone who hasn't got one yet and is in need of a gift. The illustrations and text are perfectly matched, giving the reader plenty to look at and talk... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bee
2.0 out of 5 stars BIT OLD FASHIONED
If you were reading this to an older child then it wouldn't matter, but reading to a baby? Dad brings the coal in, Mum wears a hairnet, the baby boy's nightie gets warmed on the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by N. Brunton
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