About this book
Johnson • Trochatos
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
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.
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.
Awards and Praise
- Commended OLA Best Bets (Picture Books, Honorable Mention), 2015