Peck Peck Peck: Book Review

Peck Peck Peck Book ReviewWoodpecker learns how to peck from his dad and now he goes forth into the world to…peck anything and everything he can!

Title: Peck Peck Peck
Author: Lucy Cousins
Illustrator: Lucy Cousins
ISBN: 9781406365177          Language: English
Format: Board Book
Pages: 32

Classification: Fiction
Themes: woodpeckers, rhymes

What’s it about?
A young woodpecker is taught by his dad how to peck. Once he has had his lesson his dad sends him off for the day to practise and finds lots of things to peck at.

The text rhymes and it has a really bouncing beat to read along to. The bright and colourful illustrations, combined with the pecked “holes” in the pages, makes the book fun, interactive, and engaging.

He’s a little destructive without consequence.

BUY Peck Peck Peck - the woodpecker who learns to peckMy Thoughts
When my daughter first picked this book I must admit it didn’t appeal to me. It was actually her Granddad that first read her the book and she was hooked on it.

The main character is a delightful little woodpecker who learns how to peck and then takes it to the extreme to see what else he can peck holes in. From food and clothes to furniture and products – nothing stops this little guy trying out his pecking power. Each page in this board book actually has holes that the woodpecker has “pecked”.

The book has a bit of a theme on most pages, such as a bathroom, washing line etc. that I found after reading the rhyme on the left page there was a lot to chat about with my 3-year-olds in regards to the right-page (though my daughter was annoyed that the woodpecker didn’t eat the whole of each jellybean).

I can see this being a great book for developing readers – that young age when they are interested in looking and pointing out features in a book (about age 2-4 especially).

Lucy Cousins website link

What do you think?