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Groundwood Books


Written by Litsa Trochatos • Illustrated by Virginia Johnson

For kids 0 - 3 years old | Published October 01, 2014 | ISBN 9781554983551
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General

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Regular price $9.95 CAD

24 pages | 8.75 in × 8.75 in
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book


Litsa Trochatos • Virginia Johnson

This cleverly conceived board book appeals to a young child’s sense of fun while providing facts about different animals. A series of impossible but delightful-to-imagine cautionary statements are followed by informative explanations:

Don’t take a bath with a pig.
It loves wallowing in the mud.

Don’t start a food fight with an octopus.
It has six more arms than you do.

The simplicity and humor in the text and watercolor illustrations will make this book a story-time favorite.

About the Creators

Litsa Trochatos

Litsa Trochatos is an interior designer who also enjoys painting and photography. She was inspired to write this story — her first book — when her young nephew was born.

Virginia Johnson

Virginia Johnson is a well-known textile designer who creates beautiful, colorful prints for clothing and home furnishings. She has also illustrated This New Baby by Teddy Jam.

Awards and Praise

"Trochatos debuts with a series of gently funny riddles/warnings . . . Johnson’s carefree?watercolors revel in the playful setups." — Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

  • Commended OLA Best Bets (Picture Books, Honorable Mention), 2015
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