Peek-a-boo at the Zoo
Written by Frank B. Edwards
Illustrated by John Bianchi
A visitor takes a ride on the zoo’s tour bus but has trouble finding the animals who decide to play a game of hide and seek along the bus route. Each page features a clue to the missing animals’ whereabouts before they jump out to surprise the visitor and the reader. “I am lost.
” Peek-a-boo, where are you?
Look again. We are here.”
Page by page, the animals reveal themselves a few at a time but then mysteriously all disappear before the final page.
The books in this New Reader series are designed to encourage children to take their first tentative steps toward reading.
The series has proven to be very popular with teachers and parents as well as young children who enjoy the experience of learning to read. The books use classic literacy strategies to encourage new readers to learn language skills:
- Simple illustration to provide context and clues
- Simple language
- Number patterns
Children quickly learn the word and number patterns so they can predict the number of characters who will appear on the following page and the words that develop the simple plots. Bright, colourful illustrations have proven popular with literacy instructors and parent who use a “story-talk” approach to engage children with the books.
24 pages. Fully illustrated.
Reading level: Grade one (C)
Interest level by age: preschool to K