Mr Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo

Publisher: Templar

Review

Great fun from cover to cover, this quirky picturebook warns its readers of the dangers of unguarded words, and making assumptions from partly-heard remarks.

Mistakenly dressing in his small son's jacket one morning, Mr Peek goes on his zoo round bemoaning his apparently increasing girth and his unattractive appearance.

As the animals overhear his remarks, each assumes he is criticising them and becomes miserable. Once Mr Peek discovers his mistake, his cheerful remarks during his evening round restore their happiness.

Readers (invited by a ticket to 'admit one reader') can interrogate every page for humorous detail within the images, which cleverly capture the comedic essence of each animal.

Each spread uses varying sizes, shapes and designs within the text itself. 

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