Paper Peek Animals by Chihiro Takeuchi

It’s reading time with Dax and Lily again, and today we’re featuring Paper Peek Animals by Chihiro Takeuchi, a gorgeous board book featuring cut-paper illustrations.

Paper Peek Animals showcases animals from every continent. The cutouts make for a fun preview of each new page, and the illustrations themselves are so lovely and sweet. I’m excited to dive into this one more when the twins are a bit older, and they can help find and count the animals in each image. Right now, they enjoy flipping through the board book pages together.

Thanks to Candlewick Press for this review copy. Paper Peek Animals is available now. Here is the official synopsis:

With intricate cut-paper artwork and enticing die cuts, this search-and-find book highlights animals across the globe.

Head to Africa, with its bountiful wildlife. Can you spot one lion, two giraffes, four zebras, and more among the teeming herds? When visiting South America, do you see one sloth, three toucans, and five armadillos? How about two tigers in Asia, three emperor penguins in Antarctica, five wolves in Europe, and other creatures in Oceania, North America, and the wide oceans? Featuring hundreds of small graphic animal shapes forming dizzying patterns, this colorful, stylish board book promises hours of engagement and a world of discovery and delight on every page.

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