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Splish, Splash, Foxes Dash!

Canadian Wildlife in Colour

by (author) Geraldo Valério

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Aug 2018
Colors, General, General
Recommended Age
2 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2018
    List Price

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Here they come…orange foxes, blue whales, red cardinals, and many more Canadian animals in colour! New from the creator of bestsellers Moose, Goose, Animals on the Loose! and Jump, Leap, Count Sheep!, the third book in this Canadian trio introduces young readers to the concept of colour.

Each spread features one of 10 different colours along with a Canadian animal brightly rendered in Geraldo Valério’s simple yet sophisticated paper collage. Each spread also features a lively descriptive phrase full of wordplay, alliteration, and rhyme.

From the familiar black bears breakfasting in a bed of berries, to the more exotic purple sea stars stretching and pink prawns pirouetting, young readers will love discovering wildlife from a mix of environments including land, sea, and sky. An informational spread at the end includes spot art and facts about the featured wildlife.

About the author

Geraldo Valério was born in Brazil, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Drawing, followed by a Master of Arts at New York University. His many highly acclaimed books include My Book of Birds (described in Booklist as “striking and beautiful”); At the Pond (two starred reviews); Friends (one starred review); Blue Rider (two starred reviews); Turn On the Night (three starred reviews) and The Egg (two starred reviews). His work has been published in many countries, including Canada, the US, Brazil, Portugal, France, the UK and China. Geraldo lives in Toronto.


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  • Commended, Toronto Public Library’s 2018 First and Best list for readers aged 0–5

Editorial Reviews

"High-quality information for the youngest of readers, and a fun read-aloud for preschool storytimes."

School Library Journal

“Toddler and preschool age children will enjoy the bright colours, large illustrations, and short rhythmic sentences in this book.”

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