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Written by Litsa Trochatos • Illustrated by Virginia Johnson

For kids - 3 years old | Published September 24, 2014 | ISBN 9781554983568
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General

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Regular price $9.95 CAD

24 pages | 8.75 in × 8.75 in
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

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
Fresh, unpredictable, and squarely in a toddler’s humor wheelhouse.
  • Commended OLA Best Bets (Picture Books, Honorable Mention), 2015
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