Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Little Crooked Bookshelf (with a Giveaway!)

by Lucy Cousins

What it's all about . . .
A little woodpecker is taught how to peck … and gets a little carried away when visiting a nearby house.

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf . . .
Lucy Cousins’ charming, na├»ve illustration style is perfect for very young readers. The clever rhyming text and cumulative PECK PECK PECKs make for a great read-aloud, and the ingenious die-cut holes throughout are a visual (and textural) treat!

Our favorite line . . .
“I peck, peck, peck/a magazine,/a picture of/Aunt Geraldine,/an armchair,/a teddy bear,/and a book/called Jane Eyre."

Our favorite illustration . . .
PECK, PECK, PECK. Copyright © 2013 by Lucy Cousins. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books, London.
Why kids will love it . . .
A woodpecker pecking at tennis rackets, jellybeans, polka-dotted underpants, and a toilet? Hole-y moley!

Why grown-ups will love it . . .
It’s a joy to read and point out all the fun details with your little one, AND it has a sweet — and calming — bedtime ending.

And there's a giveaway!
Add a comment or the title of your favorite Lucy Cousins' book in the section below. We'll choose one comment at random to win a copy of PECK, PECK, PECK. *Giveaway winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 24th!*



  1. Since I work (for the sake of this discussion we'll call it work) in a library, Maisy Goes to the Library is mine.

  2. We love "Maisy Goes Shopping" and all the other Maisy books! We would love to win Peck, Peck, Peck!

  3. We love Hooray for Fish. My son loved Maisy's Fire Engine.
    Jon K

  4. My kids loved HOORAY FOR FISH! And all the Maisy books - thank goodness there are so many. We never ran out of something new to read!

  5. Thank you to all who entered the giveaway! Mr. Pig has just drawn a name out of his hat, and the winner is . . . holey moley, it's Jon K!

    Congratulations, Jon! Please email your address to and Candlewick Press will send you your very own copy of PECK, PECK, PECK. Enjoy!