Baby Book review: Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allen Ahlberg

Baby librarian Tilly and her mum Jen review Each Peach Pear Plumby Janet and Allen Ahlberg.

Each Peach Pear Plum book cover

Tilly reviews Each Peach Pear Plum

Tilly reading Each Peach Pear Plum.
Tilly reading Each Peach Pear Plum with her big cuddle bear.

This is a very good rhyming book. I like listening to this one. There are lots of characters from other stories and rhymes and it’s fun to spot them. Like there’s Jack and Jill, and Robin Hood, and the Wicked Witch, and Cinderella. The board book that I have of this is a good size too, and good for turning pages. Sometimes board books are too smooth and the pages get stuck and I can’t turn them properly but this one is a good one. Mummy keeps pointing at the pictures and telling me to look but I don’t really see the appeal. She says there are lots to look for and I’ll understand when I’m older. Grown-ups are *always* saying that. They’re so boring. But this is still a comforting book to listen to so I can’t complain.

Jen reviews Each Peach Pear Plum

I adore this book! It’s a wonderful game of I Spy, with each page (and line of the rhyme) introducing a fairytale or nursery rhyme character and they are partially hidden in the picture. Tilly is a little young to grasp the nuances of small details and hidden illustrations so we don’t spend a great deal of time examining the pictures, but I’m hoping that this is one book we’ll spend more time with when she is older. In the meantime, this is a very fun rhyming book to read aloud. I wish this is one of the ones that Tilly wants me to read repeatedly (see: Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?) but sadly that is not the case.

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