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Children's Fiction General


by (author) Litsa Trochatos

illustrated by Virginia Johnson

Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
General, Imagination & Play, Humorous Stories
Recommended Age
0 to 3
Recommended Grade
Recommended Reading age
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Oct 2014
    List Price

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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 authors

LITSA TROCHATOS est une designer d’intérieur qui aime aussi la peinture et la photographie. Elle a été incitée à écrire cette histoire — son premier livre — par la naissance de son jeune neveu. Elle vit à Toronto en Ontario.


Litsa Trochatos' profile page

Virginia Johnson is a Canadian artist and textile designer. Her collections of colorful prints on clothing, shawls, and home accessories have been sold around the world in stores including Anthropologie, Barneys, Holt Renfrew, Liberty London, and J.Crew. She also illustrated a series of books for Kate Spade and The Perfectly Imperfect Home for Deborah Needleman. Johnson lives with her husband and two children in Toronto, Canada.

Virginia Johnson's profile page

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