Wee Ones Wednesday | #CYBILS2023 Book Reviews 12.6.2023

Can I tell you a secret? One of my favorite things as a new mom was watching my daughter play with books. If there was a flap to be lifted, a sound to make, something to touch, a silly word … she was on it, and usually giggling. Which leads us to this week’s picks.

Both of these books are “built” for engagement. Peek-a-Boo Haiku comes with flaps that ask the reader to guess the animal described in the poem. Boop! encourages young readers to find the snoots (dog noses) and give them a gentle tap.

Have fun!

Summaries via Goodreads. Clicking the cover takes you there.


Cindy Mitchell on behalf of Kiss the Book, Jr, review by MOMMMAC – While children may not be used to the non-rhyming pattern of haiku, they will love this lift-the-flap book. The illustrations and peek-a-boos will delight all who read this book.


Pamela @ What We’re Reading Now – A fun read aloud for kids who love dogs (and who doesn’t?). Illustrations of small dogs, big dogs, dog park dogs,  even fancy dogs will keep kids laughing at the dogs’ antics. The fun text will make littles giggle. Who wants a boop? Highly recommended for any home that loves pets and those who wish they had a snoot to boop.

Rosemary @ School Library Journal – The playful rhyming narrative dances along each spread with
colorful, bold fonts, prompting readers to “boop the floofliest snoot” and praising “Booper[s] extraordinaire! The boopiest booper[s] with booping flair!” An admonishment in the opening pages warns readers not to touch a dog without the owner’s expressed permission. This read-aloud lark will rouse listeners. VERDICT An interactive read to delight young children.