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.

Synopsis

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!

Reviews

This is a fun read for parents and children * Recommended Reads * Definitely destined to be right at the top of the pecking order when it comes to story time sessions at home, in nurseries, schools and libraries * Red Reading Hub * The story is stripped-down and expertly paced, and the idea of receiving warm praise from a parent for poking holes in a bunch of random objects stays funny all the way through * Publishers Weekly * Cousins combines subtle humor that build over the course of the story along with a virtual, visual catalog . . . witty and charming * books4yourkids.com * Brilliant Lucy Cousins has created a fabulous new book which is full of holes . . . young readers will love to explore them with their little fingers while they laugh at the ridiculous places the woodpecker has pecked -- Julia Ecclehare * Lovereading4kids * One of the best picturebooks of 2013 * Junior * The text has a great rhythm and rhyme to it * Radnor Library Kid Zone * This book has everything: Startling colours! Wonderful rhyme! Silly humour! HOLES!! I think this gorgeous book about a father woodpecker teaching his child what he really needs in life (good pecking skills) is an exceptionally good book for the youngest of children . . . marvellous, hilarious * Playing by the book * Selected by Time Out as the 'best for under-fives: the best of 2013's books for kids'. -- Natasha Polyviou * Time Out * A great introduction to counting using all the holes and to the rhythms and sounds of rhyme. -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail * This book immediately demands attention with its bold red title and the bright yellow board cover with holes through it, so inviting for small fingers. This amusing tale is told through rhyme with bold text and colourful illustrations * Carousel *

About the Author

Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins is the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. Her unique titles fascinate toddlers with their child-like simplicity, bold outlines and vivid colours. Lucy Cousins works from her home in Hampshire, England. Oher titles include the Smarties Book Prize-winner Jazzy in the Jungle, Hooray for Fish! - which now appears in animation in Japan; the bestselling New York Times Top 10 Best Illustrated Children's Book Yummy; the critcally acclaimed I'm the Best; and more recently Peck Peck Peck, which won Best Picutre Book Awards, as well as the British Book Design and Production Award in the Children's Trade category.

Click here to visit the special Maisy website full of activities and games.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Lucy Cousins
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Author's Website

www.maisyfun.com/forparents...

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th September 2013

ISBN

9781406345100

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