Home: A Peek-Through Picture Book

Doubleday. Dec. 2021. 32p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780593379295.
PreS–A bear cub explores different kinds of animal homes before settling in a cave for winter hibernation with its mother. Cutouts reveal each animal’s home as the cub visits habitats on land, underground, and above it. Repetition, rhyming, and alliteration are used to great effect and make this an excellent read-aloud for young listeners. Teckentrup is brilliant and playful; as usual, her vibrant illustrations are the best part of this ongoing series. Each established environment is full of wonder, with the inquisitive bear cub accompanying readers until winter comes. The addition of occasionally scientific vocabulary provides possibilities for continued learning.
VERDICT A definite purchase where the series is popular.

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