Peck, Peck, Peck (Hardcover)

By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763666217, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (8/2/2016)

List Price: 15.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Comical and original, this vivacious picture book from the creator of Maisy features a lovable new character — and a novelty element that’s a hole lot of fun.

Today my daddy said to me,
“It’s time you learned to peck a tree.”


Little woodpecker has just learned to peck. Yippee! He’s having so much fun that he peck-peck-pecks right through a door and has a go at everything on the other side, from the hat to the mat, the racket to the jacket, the teddy bear to a book called Jane Eyre. Children will be drawn to the young bird’s exuberance at learning a new skill — and ready to snuggle along at day’s end for a night of sweet dreams.


About the Author

Lucy Cousins is the creator of the beloved Maisy series. She is also the author-illustrator of the widely acclaimed Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book, as well as I’m the Best and Hooray for Fish! Lucy Cousins lives in Hampshire, England.


Praise For Peck, Peck, Peck

While the book might sound like a one-trick pony, this not only has irresistible charm, but in Cousin’s signature fashion, there’s a lot to learn.
—Booklist (starred review)

Cousin’s signature style is back in this enchanting picture book about a baby woodpecker. ... With the detailed illustrations done in thick, dark lines and rhymes that flow easily, this book begs to be shared at storytime.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

With her signature palette of bold primary colors, Cousins’ gouache world of familiar objects is a toddler’s delight. ... From the sunny, see-through cover to the final bedtime snuggle, this day in the life of an overachiever (naughty by human standards) is sure to generate chortles and great interest.
—Kirkus Reviews

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

The playful repetition of the pecking is enhanced by die-cut apertures, with every woodpecker hole is literally hole-punched through the page. ... [Y]oung listeners ... will enjoy poking at the pecking and winding down as the little woodpecker’s daddy tucks the tired bird into bed for the night.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

With the bright illustrations you've come to expect from the Maisy series, this is a lovely book about a child's enthusiasm and a parent's love.
—The Huffington Post

Gentle humor, vivid colors, simple shapes and strategically placed cut-out circles will captivate little eyes, ears and fingers in Lucy Cousins' interactive new picture book...
—Fall 2013 Parents' Choice Awards