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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Kimmy & Mike

Kimmy & Mike

by (author) Dave Paddon

illustrated by Lily Snowden-Fine

Running the Goat
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Humorous Stories, Travel, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3


Dave Paddon and Lily Snowden-Fine team up in this hilarious tall tale about a brother and sister who set out to find some fish for their father's supper. The fish aren't biting, so Kimmy and Mike head off to see if they'll have luck on the other side of the ocean. En route they encounter hurricanes, a giant squid, pirates, a merman, an iceberg and much more. Theirs is a round-the-world adventure with plenty of fun. But it's still up to their mother to find something for the pot.

Paddon's playful rhymes resonate with Newfoundland dialect; Snowden-Fine's illustrations are a marvelous match.

About the authors

Born and raised in Northwest River, Labrador, Dave Paddon writes original recitations that offer a quirky take on life in Newfoundland and Labrador. A crowd favourite at storytelling events in St. John's, he performs at festivals and concerts throughout the province and on the mainland. Some of his numerous recitations have been published as letterpress-printed chapbooks and released on CD. Ralph, Flying Hound, published as a children's picture book, was one of the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club's Top Ten Recommended Reads.


Dave lives St. John's and English Harbour, Newfoundland.

Dave Paddon's profile page

Lily Snowden-Fine is an illustrator and multi-disciplinary artist living in Vancouver. Since studying at the Ontario College of Art and Design, she has illustrated two children's books for Thames and Hudson Publishing, as well as illustrated for such clients as the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, Soho House London, the National Film Board of Canada, and Hornet Animation. Her upcoming projects include a third in the series for Thames and Hudson, and a children's book for Penguin Random House.

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