Take a peek at the nighttime antics of a wide assortment of animals around the world. As you turn each page, the sliver-of-a-moon cut-out slowly, delightfully grows into a full moon, and then cycles back until it is again just a sliver. Even after you know the words by heart, it’s still remarkable to flip through the pages and watch the waxing and waning moon. One of my favorite picture books, now available as a board book for little hands to explore.
From the popular series that launched with Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book comes a book with peek-through holes that show the moon's different phases with each turn of the page.
Over deserts and forests, Arctic tundra and tropical beaches, the moon shines down on creatures around the world. Children will love discovering how it changes from day to day as the lunar cycle is shown through clever peek-through holes, each revealing the moon in a different size and shape.
It's the perfect light nonfiction book for young stargazers—and an ideal bedtime book, ending with a giant moon hovering over a sleepy town hunkered down for bed.
Look for all the books in the Peek-Through Picture Book series: Tree, Bee, Ocean, Moon, and Home.
About the Author
BRITTA TECKENTRUP has written and illustrated over seventy children's books, which have been published in over twenty countries. Her books include Tree, Bee, Ocean, Moon, and Home in the Peek-Through Picture Book series, plus Big Smelly Bear, Grumpy Cat, and The Odd One Out. Born in Hamburg, Germany, and educated in London at St. Martin's College and the Royal College of Art, she lives with her family in Berlin. See her work online at brittateckentrup.com and follow her on Instagram at @britta_teckentrup.