A Hippy-Hoppy Toad

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Perfect Picture Book Friday

Hippy-Hoppy Toad.jpgA Hippy-Hoppy Toad (Schwartz & Wade, 2018) by Peggy Archer and illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf is a delightful picture book that makes me smile.

Toad is on a teeter-totter twig in the middle of the road, when SNAP he goes flying and lands in a tree. Along his journey he meets a bird, a bee, a cricket, a dog, a lizard, the wind, and a shoe, then ends up back where he started.

The rhyme and rhythm work well. That and the alliteration make for a great read-aloud.

The illustrations are so much fun. I love the toad's expressions and the leaves are beautiful. Watch for the additional creatures only in the images.

The book won the 2019 Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award, and is a Junior Library Guild Selection.

Author Peggy Archer writes picture books and board books. Read about her here. Take note of her poetry journey. You can follow Peggy on Twitter here.

Illustrator Anne Wilsdorf has illustrated many books in both English and French. See all her books here. Anne lives in Switzerland.

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