Synopses & Reviews
Celebrate the imaginationand#8212;and the love between father and sonand#8212;with this new board book edition of the fun, rhyming, and totally original story. On a hot summer's day, a young boy playfully sets out on a and#8220;crocodaddy huntand#8221; in the lake. Following the creature's shadow, dark and wet, he's soon taking a wild ride on the grinning croc's back. And when they leave the water, something wonderful happens: Crocodaddy transforms intoand#8230;just DADDY. Bright, energetic illustrations (complete with wily crocodile in Dad's swim trunks) highlight the story's humor and warmth.and#160;
"... sweet-natured story about a dog's hunt for the perfect puddle ... Norman's storytelling bounds along with an energy to match that of Percy ...Yamaguchi, illustrator of the self-published Sick of Being Sick, seals the deal. Pug devotees will be all over roly-poly Percy's enormous and expressive eyes, surreptitious attempts at infiltrating the pigs' wallow, and all-around gleeful splashing in puddles large and small." and#8212;Publishers Weekly
Percy the Pug loves puddlesand#8212;big puddles, small puddles, swamp puddles, stomp puddles. But no puddle is perfectand#160; . . .and#160; until he finds one with three friendly piglets. But protective Mama Pig says NO PUGS and chases Percy away! Irresistibly illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi, Kim Norman's tale about a persistent pug and his pursuit of friendship in puddle paradise brims with warmth and charm.and#160;
Celebrate the imaginationand#8212;and the love between father and sonand#8212;with this new board book edition of the fun, rhyming, and totally original story. On a hot summer's day, a young boy playfully sets out on a and#8220;crocodaddy huntand#8221; in the lake. And when he leaves the water with the grinning croc, something wonderful happens: Crocodaddy transforms intoand#8230;just DADDY. Bright, energetic illustrations highlight the story's humor and warmth.
A favorite childrenand#39;s song (andquot;Ten on the Bedandquot;) gets a delightfully slippery, slide-y twist! In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribouand#39;s sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off . . . until just the caribouand#39;s left, only and lonely. Now, a reindeer likes flyingandmdash;but never alone, so . . . all the animals leap onto the sled again! This beloved story is new in paperback, and itand#39;s ideal for reading, counting, and singing along with, over and over.
When Scott builds a bot, a bippity-bot, sparks fly . . . and his entire classroom goes wild. Before long, fiery ants and carnivorous plants, a freaky frog, a big-bellied boa, and an exploding andquot;volcanoandquot; have wreaked total havoc. Can Scottand#39;s bot, which started it all, manage the mess? Cheers for the handy hero! A cumulative story with fun that grows and grows and GROWS.
About the Author
Kim Norman is the author of several children's books, including Ten on the Sled
and If It's Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws!
, both illustrated by Liza Woodruff; Crocodaddy
, illustrated by David Walker; and The Great Christmas Crisis
, illustrated by Jannie Ho (all Sterling). She and her husband live in Smithfield, VA, and have two grown sons, as well as a and#8220;granddog,and#8221; Niles, the Newfoundland, who is MUCH bigger than Percy, but who loves puddles just as much. Visit Kim online at kimnormanbooks.com.and#160;
Keika Yamaguchi graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. A former Walt Disney Imagineering intern, she illustrated the children's book Sick of Being Sick (3DAL), written by Justin Sullivan. Besides her dog, some of Keika's other interests are and#8220;YouTubing,and#8221; craft projects, pop-up books, and extreme sports. Visit her at keikashouse.com to see more of her work. She lives in La Crescenta, CA.