Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins

Peck, Peck, Peck

Written by Lucy Cousins
Illustrated by Lucy Cousins

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Brilliant Lucy Cousins has created a fabulous new book which is full of holes! The young woodpecker is taught to peck by its father. The only trouble is…once it has learnt to peck a hole, it just can’t stop! There are holes in everything and young readers will love to explore them with their little fingers while they laugh at the ridiculous places the woodpecker has pecked.


Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins

Today my daddy said to me, it's time you learned to peck a tree. Little woodpecker has just learnt how to peck and - ooh! yipee! - what fun it is! Off he goes, on his first big pecking adventure, and he peck peck pecks his little heart out. He pecks the hat and then the mat, the tennis racket AND the jacket...just LOOK at all the holes he has made!

Comical, contemporary and original! This is a stunning new picture book title from Lucy Cousins, with colour so exuberant it leaps right off the page. Lucy Cousins introduces readers to a brand new character - a joyous and enthusiastic little woodpecker who simply LOVES to peck and is happily encouraged to peck, peck, peck as much as he can! With a bouncy, read-aloud text, beautifully bold illustrations and pages perforated with lots of little holes, this book belongs in all collections!

About the Author

Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins was born in 1964, attending a school in Kent. After doing a foundation course at Canterbury College, Lucy did a BA Honours in Graphic Design, followed by a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Art.

Lucy finds that illustration comes more easily to her than writing, which tends to work around the drawings. "I draw by heart," she says. "I think about what children would like by going back to my own childlike instincts." And what instincts they are! Lucy now has more than 12 million books in print, including picture books, sticker books, cloth books, colouring books, board books, pull-the-tab and lift-the-flap books, three-dimensional play sets, a clock book... Where does the prolific Lucy - a mother of four children - find the energy? "I'm quite disciplined," she says of her productivity. "If I'm having an 'ideas' day, I just sit at my desk and draw and write until I feel something is happening - though I admit that this is usually helped by a cup of tea, some lively music, and an abundance of sunshine." As for outside inspiration, she says she's sometimes influenced by the work of other artists, as long as those artists are children. Says the author-illustrator, "I get more pleasure and inspiration from walking around a primary school than from any art gallery."

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32 pages
Interest Age: 3 years +


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th September 2013




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