No, it's not a typo in the title. It's actually a clever use of the 'peeking' theme of curious ducklings, who like children, risk visiting new places. On this Li river, these adventurous ducks are Chinese, but they are 'peeking' not Peking ducks. Sally Rippin's artwork conveys the movement of the ducks as they play hide- and- seek, upstream. Even the endpapers are suitably watery. The flow of the artwork is a strength of this beautifully produced picture book, suitable for 3 year olds upwards, and those collectors of Chinese stories. Good use of dialogue to distinguish the duck characters with their Chinese names , but also for parents reading aloud. There's a definite rhythm to the story. Author Krista researched in China, and it shows in the local examples of the duck farmers' nests, roped fishing birds, water buffalo and hawkers. Illustrator Sally also worked for three years in China. Highly recommended as a useful resource for a study of China, but also a gentle cautionary tale with three little ducks discovering the real world.