Junior's Top 100 Children's Books 11-20
The best children's books in the world, voted by Junior readers
11. Peepo! by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (Puffin, £5.99)
First published in 1981, this wonderful boardbook appeals rather like The Very Hungry Caterpillar – you simply can’t beat a hole in the page for toddler enjoyment. In Peepo!, a baby glimpses his small domestic world through a little circular cut-out on the page, before the full scene – a cosy kitchen, a visit to the park, the soft light of bedtime –is revealed overleaf. Set in the early Forties, it’s an unpretentious vision of a baby’s contented life based on Allan Ahlberg’s own working-class childhood.
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