Peek-a-Boo Bard

Once you pop, you will not be able to stop...

*The book says it's for ages 9 months and up (probably because that's the first possible age a child can push the button), but even the littlest of kids seem to gravitate to the jack-in-the-box pop of Bard
*Each page gives you the perfect cue to eject the dragon from his cave
*Even though the book is about the seasons, it doesn't beat you over the head with it until the wrap-up on the final page

*Unless you have freakishly small hands, Peek-a-Boo Bard presents quite a dilemma when it comes to turning the pages (due to the contraption on the back); but, then again, it's made for kids
*Two of the four seasons have Bard appearing above things he could have been hiding behind, but the other two  do not; this could have easily been fixed with slightly different picture cropping
*The cover has an uncanny tendency to get dinged even with minimal handling

There might not be a million reasons why this book is worth getting, but there are enough to make Bard a Buy. The way I see it, while dogs may be man's best friend, playful dragons are definitely the creature of choice for your kid.  

BUY / Borrow / Donate / Destroy

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