Reviews for Peekaboo Bedtime


Booklist Reviews 2008 June #1
A companion book to Isadora's Peekaboo Morning (2002), this upbeat picture book follows an African-American toddler through an evening at home. After going outside to spot the moon with family members, the child comes back indoors to have a snack, a bath, and a story. As in the previous book, each right-hand page carries a picture accompanied by the words "Peekaboo! I see . . . ," while the following page identifies what the child saw, such as "my daddy," "my puppy," or "my slippers." After the first few pages, the book's audience can use visual clues to guess what the child is seeing. Heavily applied pastels create a warm, colorful family setting for the story. This pleasant book is well designed to engage young children in talking about the illustrations as well as playing their own peekaboo games. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Fall
This book stars a playful and energetic African American toddler who gets ready for bed by playing peekaboo with family members, pets, the moon, bedroom slippers, and a comforting blanket, all hidden on the pages. Soft jewel-tone drawings in shades of brilliant blue, grass green, and marmalade orange showcase the happy and comforting bedtime rituals. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Kirkus Reviews 2008 April #2
Where Peekaboo Morning (2002) began the day, Isadora's latest features the delightful brown-skinned, tousle-haired toddler wrapping up his/her day with the same people and objects with which it started. "Peekaboo! I see . . ." begin the right-hand pages, which also sometimes give visual clues as to what may be found when the page is turned. The moon, family members and pets, slippers, rubber duck and blankie are among the surprises he/she finds along the way, while the final page provides readers with a surprise of their own. The pastel illustrations are a delight, a visual celebration of family. The joy and love on the child's face show readers that the bedtime routine is a special time and that the people and objects "found" by the child are beloved favorites. Fans of Isadora's toddler will not want to miss Uh-oh! (2008), also due out this month. Perfect for laptime sharing or calm story hours. (Picture book. 2-5) Copyright Kirkus 2008 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2008 June

PreS-- The adorable tot from Isadora's Peekaboo Morning (Putnam, 2002) is back in this getting-ready-for-bed story. As in the previous book, the child exclaims in big, bold letters, "Peekaboo! I see…," leading readers to turn the page to find the person or object of the game. Bright pictures, done with pastels, add to the fun as the child spies grandparents, parents, pets, a rubber duck, "my blankie," and finally, from atop the bed, "you!" Youngsters will enjoy searching for visual clues as they play along with the familiar toddler activity.--Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT

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