Next up for National Book Month is Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora. I know, I know! It’s a cardboard book and you are almost three! This book is still one of your favorites. As you’ve gotten older, how we read the book has changed. It’s a nice aspect of buying books that feature children of color that I enjoy. I thought you would have outgrown this book by now but that’ s not the case.
Each page features a cute little toddler with a head full of gorgeous curls. Peekaboo! What does this cutie pie see on each page? Lots of things!
What I like is that when you were younger, I read the book to you and you got used to seeing the different images on each page. Now that you’re older and closer to reading on your own, you practically have the book memorized. As a result, I can say,
“What word is Peekaboo?”
“Who is that?”
“What are they doing?”
You answer all of these questions. I ask you to spell “Mommy” or “Puppy” and you can read the letters off of the page. I truly believe this type of interaction is enhanced by seeing a character that looks like you. You reach for this book often and I say “You read it Dumplin!” And you know what? You will! You know when to say “Peekaboo” and what the little baby sees on each page. I’m certainly glad you have this book.