I Can't Believe I Pecked the Hole Thing! Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins
MY DADDY SAID TO ME,
IT’S TIME TO LEARN TO PECK A TREE.
Pecking holes is what come naturally to young woodpeckers, and this little redhead produces a perfect round hole in the tree on the first try. Daddy says to keep practicing and have lots of fun.
The trouble is, little Woody is having so much fun he doesn’t know where to stop.
AND NOW I’LL PECK THAT BIG BLUE DOOR.
THEN GO INSIDE, AND PECK SOME MORE!
No, Woody! Don’t make holes inside that house!
But, of course, he does.
I PECK THE SOAP, THE BLUE SHAMPOO.
I PECK THE SINK, AND THE TOILET, TOO.
Youngsters’ tickle boxes will turn over as the die-cut holes fill up the pages and the little woodpecker keeps practicing, in Lucy Cousins newest picture book, Peck, Peck,
Peck (Candlewick Press, 2013). Cousins, the author-illustrator famous for the Maisy series, uses her irresistible rhymes and her signature art style, thick black-line drawings and bright gouache primary colors, with the added fun of die-cut holes, perfect for poking by little fingers, scattered throughout the illustrations. With her latest, a story which offers a lot of ways for its use–tactile experience, counting, and just plain fun in sharing–Lucy Cousins should have a ‘hole lot of new readers for this fine feathered tale.
"From the sunny, see-through cover to the final bedtime snuggle, this day in the life of an overachiever (naughty by human standards) is sure to generate chortles and great interest,” says Kirkus Reviews.