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Meet unicorns as they explore a magical kingdom in this enchanting pop-up book. There are lots of adorable unicorns waiting for you to find!
Join Daydream, Moonbeam, Sunshine and Cupcake on their adventure to find their friends hiding under the flaps. Some are behind a pink cloud, and others are behind a colorful rainbow!
Add a little sparkle to story time with this exciting lift-the-flap book that encourages early learning by introducing preschoolers to a magical kingdom filled with unicorns. Children will love turning the pages and lifting the flaps to discover their favorite unicorn popping out!
This peekaboo picture books will have your child’s imagination soaring. It is designed to enhance your child’s reading experience and build an early learning foundation. Your toddler will begin to recognize the names and describe all the colorful unicorns they see! Turning the sturdy, board book pages and moving the pop-ups help toddlers develop motor control for improved dexterity.
The simple text will boost your little one’s imagination as they guess which unicorn is hiding under the flaps. The lively, read-aloud rhymes encourage literacy and early learning. It also creates an amusing story for your kids to follow, while the fun pop-ups hold the attention of curious preschoolers.
Explore the Magical Kingdom
Whether you’re looking for a magical tale to read to your toddler or something to feed your little one’s imagination, Pop-Up Peekaboo! Unicorn is a magical children’s gift. Full of bright colorful pictures, exciting pop-ups, hide-and-seek surprises, and lively rhymes. This educational book shows that learning is enjoyable. There are lots of opportunities for parent-and-child interaction and hours of glittery, sparkly fun!
Inside the sturdy pages of this pop-up adventure book, you’ll find: • Hands-on play that builds confident book skills • Look-and-find peekaboo games that reward curiosity • Rhythmic, read-aloud text that aids language development
Surprise! The peekaboo fun doesn’t stop here! Your little one will enjoy hoursof hide-and-seek surprises with the My Pop-Up Peekaboo! Series. Find yourfarmyard friends with Pop-Up Peekaboo! Farm, travel into the rainforest tofind sloths and elephants in Pop-up Peekaboo! Baby Animals, and more!
DK Book's Pop-up Peekaboo! series has been shortlisted for the Best Preschool Reading Range in The Progressive Preschool Awards 2018.
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.
DK's aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.
Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting.
DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.
DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series.
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Based on the Book ...
We are always delighted when someone sees a movie in the book, because now, millions of more people know about the book! It might have been a great film or it might have been a total dud.
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