Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Little Crooked Bookshelf (with a Giveaway!)



PECK, PECK, PECK
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!*

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, JON K.!

5 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  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!

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  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 littlecrookedcottage@gmail.com and Candlewick Press will send you your very own copy of PECK, PECK, PECK. Enjoy!

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