Kathy-jo Wargin
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Silly Young        Read Alouds

 
Have you seen an otter at play in the water?
It’s long and it’s trim and it knows how to swim.
It rolls and it spins. It twists and it grins.
— from Otter Out of Water by Kathy-jo Wargin, illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello
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Silly Stories for Active Play

Lively rhyming stories such as Moose on the Loose and Scare A Bear let young readers engage in playful banter as they interact with the ridiculous antics in each story or add their own ideas to the silly make-believe actions of these favorite northwoods animals! Offers moments of shared inquiry through imaginative, energetic scenarios.

 

 

moose on the loose

What would you do with a moose on the loose? Would you chase him, or race him, or stand up to face him? What would you do with a moose on the loose?

scare a bear

Do you know how to scare a bear? Would you bang pots and pans? Would you rattle some cans? Would you shout? Would you yell? Would you ring a loud bell?

otter out of water

Have you seen an otter at play in the water? It's long and it's trim and it knows how to swim. It rolls and it spins. It twists and it grins. 

 

praise for moose on the loose:

As the book continues, the creature becomes more daring, and children will delight in the antics of both the moose and its young human companion...Colorful spreads and simple rhymes will make this whimsical story a hit.
— SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

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Small-sized board books offer riddles that help young ones get to know Wisconsin and Minnesota a little bit better and a picture puzzle book offers hours of conversational fun!

 

i spy with my little eye minnesota

Poetic puzzles are perfectly paired with dual photos of Minnesota scenery and landmarks in which one has undergone a slight change. Can you spot the difference? 

Little minnesota

board book

 

 

Toddlers will delight in these books filled with rhyming riddles framed by brightly painted clues, introducing elements that make each state so special.

 

little wisconsin

board book

 

 

State birds, flowers, trees, and animals brought to board book form for the youngest book lovers. Toddlers will delight in these books filled with rhyming riddles

 

More Books to Explore!

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