An engaging sequel to Croc & Turtle, this picture book explores tension between friends and how to resolve it.” Booklist on CROC & TURTLE: SNOW FUN!
“With its spare text and large, easy-to-view illustrations, this read-aloud about compromise and companionship will resonate with children.” Kirkus Reviews
“Wohnoutka's good-natured tale of competition . . . is a great addition to storytime collections. . . . These reptiles with a rockin' relationship will win fans.” Kirkus Reviews on CROC & TURTLE
“Characterized by gentle colors and uncluttered pages, gouache paintings by Wohnoutka (Moo!) capture an innocent and uncomplicated friendship between two likable best buds.” Publishers Weekly on CROC & TURTLE
“By the end of the book, readers will be all set for school too: this is sure to provoke shared laughter that will calm the fears of even the most unready parents.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on DAD'S FIRST DAY
“Wohnoutka's gouache paintings poke gentle fun at Daddy, and they'll elicit giggles . . . It should leave new students with an extra jolt of confidence.” Publishers Weekly on DAD'S FIRST DAY
“The colorful gouache illustrations will elicit giggles from young readers as they imagine their parents behaving like Oliver's dad.” School Library Journal on DAD'S FIRST DAY
“The readaloud's the real fun here.” BCCB, starred review, on MOO!
“This book is bold, original, and funny, and should be part of every picture-book collection.” School Library Journal, starred review, on MOO!
Winter fun…inside or out?
Friends and neighbors Croc and Turtle each make a list of snowy-day amusements. Turtle's are all inside activities; Croc's are all outside. Like the true friends they are, they compromise and decide to do everything on both lists. They start with ice skating, but Turtle's never skated. It ends with a scary spin and a face-plant for Turtle. They switch to an indoor activity: making snowflakes. Turtle's are beautiful; Croc's are a confetti-and-tape mess. Sledding is terrifying (for Turtle), and a puzzle is boring (for Croc). The two have a falling out and go their separate ways. But a snowball fight and skiing are no fun for Croc without Turtle, and drawing and playing cards are equally joyless for Turtle…so the two apologize to each other, and Turtle has an idea. While Turtle makes cookies and cocoa inside, Croc builds an igloo outside; and the duo enjoys their warm treat in a frosty fort. Wohnoutka's second chronicle of this reptile relationship is as charming and sunny (despite the wintry setting) as the first. The text consists entirely of dialogue, with each critter's color-coded. Neither character has an assigned gender. Listeners and young readers will identify with the conflict and hopefully learn from the creative solution.
Should win this pair more friends and fans. (Picture book. 2-7)