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This story is set a few decades ago. As an adult, I enjoyed looking at the contrast in modern and post-World War settings in the family home in Britain. I love the way this book shows family unity. Most young children will be able to relate to a character, or relate a family member to a character the book has portrayed. You couldn't ask for a more colourful snapshot of daily life in the past with which to compare homes and lives today. Readers get the sense that everything in the Peepo house has a purpose and is loved by its family, with nothing carelessly thrown away. Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books. The Baby's Catalogue was inspired by their daughter, Jessica. The Ahlbergs' books are nursery bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal.

So while his Mother is concentrating hard on cleaning, he is aware of numerous events and objects around him catching his attention. My daughter loves this book as the well detailed large pictures help her to envisage what he is seeing. Also she has a baby brother who is of similar age, so it helps her to relate to the story. She always relates this story to our family, so I would be the dad and her brother would be the baby and so on. It could encourage children to loo at the importance of family. I believe it could also help children and adults to see life through differing perspectives.

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This is a classic that can be read and re-read. We can always spot something new and find some fresh surprises every time we look at the pictures.

Peepo is a picture book told from the perspective of a baby boy. He seems to be at the age of around 9/10 months old. Just around the age where he is able to sit up himself and is beginning to notice different and fascinating things around him. Things that perhaps the older children and adults are not noticing as they are so busy doing different things. For example, There's a reason this book is still popular, especially with younger readers and their teachers, despite recently celebrating its 40th anniversary. 'Peepo' is a time machine - the "it's bigger on the inside" kind! Peepo! is a modern classic that continues to delight generations of babies and toddlers and their parents. Look through the holes to spot details from the wonderful illustrations. Peepo! A perfect gift for new babies and parents, no home should be without a copy!Excellent book to have as part of a child’s early years, and I’m sure it will cause much excitement every time it is read! I do feel it can be used with slightly older children as well. You could discuss the perspectives of other characters in the book, for example, ‘what do you think Mum is thinking?’ and so on. A delightful and interactive peek-a-boo book for babies and young children. The book also hides a deeper message about family love in wartime England.

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