I can’t remember where I first saw Peck, Peck, Peck or whether it was recommended to me by someone. I’ve had it on T’s Amazon wish list for quite a while, and recently her grandparents bought it for her. It has quickly become a family favourite! It tells the story of a young woodpecker who has been sent off by his Daddy to practice his pecking, and it is one of those stories which we love to read and which T loves to hear.
5 reasons why you should get this book:
- It’s funny! As the woodpecker continues practising his pecking, the things he pecks become more and more outlandish! The part of the story which never fails to make T laugh is the sight of his crumpled beak after a long day pecking.
- The illustration. Bright and colourful – really nice to look at! Also there is a hole in the page for each thing pecked, which is really good fun.
- It rhymes. Rhyming stories are fun to read and good for developing a sense of rhythm for your child.
- For younger children, it’s great for naming household items. As you name each item pecked, the children can point them out. T still enjoys doing this!
- The sweet relationship between father and son. So often children’s stories have a mother figure rather than a father figure in them. It’s nice to have a story with the Dad as ‘the parent’, and they just have a really heartwarming relationship!
Peck, Peck, Peck is written by Lucy Cousins, who is known for the popular Maisy books and who also wrote Hooray for Fish! which is another firm family favourite in our house. If you like the sound of this story, you can pick up a copy here.
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