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Wiggle Waggle
     

Wiggle Waggle

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by Jonathan London, Michael Rex (Illustrator)
 

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Jump up and dance along with camels, horses, and kangaroos in their lively animal parade. 4-1/2 X 5-5/8. Full-color illustrations

Author Biography: Jonathan London and Michael Rex are the creators of Crunch Munch and Snuggle Wuggle, an ABA's Pick of the Lists. In addition, Mr. London has written more than forty books for children, including the eight Froggy

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Jump up and dance along with camels, horses, and kangaroos in their lively animal parade. 4-1/2 X 5-5/8. Full-color illustrations

Author Biography: Jonathan London and Michael Rex are the creators of Crunch Munch and Snuggle Wuggle, an ABA's Pick of the Lists. In addition, Mr. London has written more than forty books for children, including the eight Froggy books, which were all named IRA-CBC Children's Choices. He lives with his family in northern California. Mr. Rex is also the illustrator of Floating Home by David Getz, which was named one of People magazine's Best Bets, as well as the author-illustrator of several other picture books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Three books by Jonathan London, illus. by Michael Rex, commemorating everyday actions, cater to the littlest hands. Wiggle Waggle makes music out of the simplest animal actions. "How does a duck walk? Wiggle waggle, wiggle, waggle." The question repeats throughout, each time substituting a different creature. Snuggle Wuggle asks how animals hug; Crunch Munch is an homage to eating. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
This is a playful book of very few words to be read aloud to toddlers. The illustrations are bold and simply done, leaving the emphasis on each individual animal pictured. "How does a pig walk? Snuffle root, snuffle root." A frog? "Flop! Flop! Flop!" A cat? "Pish-posh, pish-posh." Young children will certainly be encouraged to imitate each animal and "wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle" like a duck or "clomp, clomp, clomp" like an elephant. At the end, all the animals are put together, so the players can quickly move from one imitation to the next. The attempts to "bumble roll, bumble roll" like a bear and "Boing! Boing! Boing!" like a kangaroo are sure to result in giggles. A story which is definitely meant for playtime, not bedtime.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1The question-and-answer structure of this text (How does a pig walk? Snuffle root, snuffle root.) and the large illustrations make Wiggle Waggle ideal for use with very young children and for beginning readers. The flat pictures done in colored pencils make the book easy to use with storytime groupseven when children are scattered across the roomand theyre sure to enjoy imitating the Flop! Flop! Flop! of the frog, the Bumble Roll, Bumble Roll of the bear, and more. The layout includes some variation of font size and style to mirror the animals gait. An action-packed winner for toddler and preschool storytimes.Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher

"Little ones will have fun waddling, clippety-clopping, and wiggle-waggling through this one."--Booklist
"An action-packed winner for toddler and preschool storytimes."--School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152019402
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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From the Publisher
"Little ones will have fun waddling, clippety-clopping, and wiggle-waggling through this one."—Booklist
"An action-packed winner for toddler and preschool storytimes."—School Library Journal

Meet the Author


JONATHAN LONDON has written more than forty books for children, including the eight Froggy books, all of which were named IRA-CBC Children's Choices. He lives in northern California.

MICHAEL REX is the author-illustrator of several picture books as well as the illustrator of Floating Home. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Wiggle Waggle 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My little girl is 18 months old, and ever since she was very young we've been teaching her what different animals 'say'. This book is refreshing because it tells the sounds animals make when they 'walk'. Very unique and fun!