Growl, Growl, On The Prowl!; Squeak,Squeak, Take A Peek!
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These little books are made of heavy card and so a child from about two years old could handle the pages and lift the strong flaps easily. They have colourful double spreads with a rhyme on one page and a large flap set in a picture on the other. The books are built round the playful principle of ‘Peepo’ games but go beyond simple recognition of the creatures. In fact the books are delightfully interactive and encourage young children’s concentration and participation. They can listen to the short poems, look at the footprints and other visual clues and shout out the animal’s name when they lift the flap.
In Growl, Growl, which shows jungle creatures, primate-like footprints and a tail creeping over the bush-shaped flap hint at a monkey. Squeak, Squeak follows creatures on a farm; on one double spread, a pink ear protruding over the flap in a plant shape and the tiny footprints help identify a mouse.