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Don't

by Litsa Trochatos, illustrated by Virginia Johnson

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list price: $9.95
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published: Oct 2014
ISBN:9781554983551
Description

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 is an interior designer who also enjoys painting and photography. She was inspired to write this story — her first book — when her young nephew was born.
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Virginia Johnson is a well-known textile designer who creates beautiful, colorful prints for clothing and home furnishings. She has also illustrated This New Baby by Teddy Jam.

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Contributor Notes

Litsa Trochatos is an interior designer who also enjoys painting and photography. She was inspired to write this story — her first book — when her young nephew was born.

Virginia Johnson is a well-known textile designer who creates beautiful, colorful prints for clothing and home furnishings. She has also illustrated This New Baby by Teddy Jam.

Awards
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets (Picture Books, Honorable Mention)
Editorial Reviews

Fresh, unpredictable, and squarely in a toddler’s humor wheelhouse.

— Horn Book

Litsa Trochatos’ don’t-instructions are most definitely delightful, goofy entertainment for all ages . . . Even more funny-bone tickling, though, are Virginia Johnson’s irreverent illustrations.

— BookDragon

Johnson’s naive-style paintings are a neat match to the silly outcomes that could easily emerge from any kid’s imagination.

— Booklist

How refreshing and sensible. . . . Now if only all the don'ts in the world were as intelligent.

— Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Great for one-on-one sharing or for inciting a room full of giggles at storytime.

— Kirkus Reviews

Trochatos debuts with a series of gently funny riddles/warnings . . . Johnson’s carefree?watercolors revel in the playful setups.

— Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

A raucous romp through all the don’ts of playing with animal friends.

— Today's Parent

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