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 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 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